Williamson had his first early stone sculpture commission
including Mary and Babe at Lancaster Priory. Other big works
are at Lancaster University campus, arranged through The Peter
Scott Gallery. At St Martins College he was commissioned
to sculpt St Martin and the Beggar.
In 1985 Shawn went to Ambleside to work for 85-year-old Josefina
de Vasconcellos, a great sculptress with a legacy stretching
back to Rodin through Antoine Bourdelle. Keen to learn from
his new teacher, Shawn helped Josefina with her larger stone
sculpture commissions, while beginning some of his own.
Fortitude Pic: Jim Davis
His work follows in the Romantic tradition inspired
by Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron, and he is also interested
in William Blake.
Shawn is currently carving a 7-foot angel at Rydal Hall as a
memorial to Josefina, who died in 2005 aged 100.
More of Shawns larger works can be seen in West Cumbria
and other parts of the UK. Shawn is a member of the Artworkers
novel Mauler ISBN 1904524370 (Hayloft Publishing) brings
much of the substance of his work as a sculptor to life in the
form of the written word.
November 2009 Shawn started the search for a location for a
of the search.
New Projects 2009
In August 2008 Shawn was
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Shawn Williamson FRSA