Jonathan Clarke was born in 1961 in Suffolk, UK, where he continues to
work today. At the age of 16 he took up an apprenticeship with his
father, the sculptor Geoffrey Clarke (RA), and he began exhibiting his
own sculpture in the early 1980s.
Jonathan works in sand-cast
aluminium, initially carving his sculpture in polystyrene. This method -
pioneered by his father and mastered by Jonathan - relies on the
destruction of the original mould as it is vaporized by molten
aluminium. The result is an entirely unique, one-off sculpture.
about Jonathan’s first solo show (Chappel Galleries, 1993), Galleries
magazine noted his ‘line of inherita
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