What to Expect
When creating a new sculpture, Murley begins with the imaginings of the animal he wishes to immortalise and then sets about finding the perfect stone to work with. It is his both his boundless creativity in the representation of these creatures he chooses to depict and the intricate detail of the stones themselves that lends itself to a finished article that has to be seen ‘in the flesh’ to be fully appreciated.
Lawrence Murley brings animals to life, carefully working each stone by hand using a small hammer and chisel to remove the surrounding marble to reveal a three-dimensional stand-alone piece with limbs carved with great complexity into the solid rock. Finer detailing follows using diamond bits, cutters and files to etch in definition and life-like accuracies.
Each sculpture is finished by being sanded, buffed and waxed, leaving it with lustrous shine and finesse.
Lawrence works largely in stone, his favourite being Cornish Serpentine from the Lizard Peninsula for it’s wide variety of colours, hardness and texture; but he also offers selected sculptures in bronze and cold-cast resin bronze for special projects.