Karl Wilby Sculpture

Karl Wilby


I’ve been sculpting since about 1990.  My preferred materials are stone, metal and wood and I’m continually developing my ideas and skills through various projects and commissions.  I create pieces for both public and private commissions whilst also exhibiting my work in galleries, exhibitions and arts & crafts shows and demonstrations.

In the past I’ve worked as a special effects artist and prop maker and have been involved in various building and restoration projects. Alongside working alone, I have collaborated with other artists creating art for festival sites, public events and organizations.

I enjoy using traditional tools and methods as well as using more modern techniques.  I love carving stone by hand, as well as welding, casting and recycling found objects.  My sculptures are primarily figurative and although I find that almost everything is a source of inspiration, I suppose I’m mainly influenced and inspired by nature, technology, science, other artists, cave paintings and cartoons.

I hope you enjoy looking through my website, please contact me if you’d like to find out more…


The Making of Little Thud

Video of the making of little thud, one of the robots I created for a public event in Stoke on Trent November 2010. The robots are fabricated from sheet steel and steel tube and the footage below is a few weeks work compacted into about 6 minutes.

The Making of little thud from karl wilby on Vimeo.


Microman breakdance

This is a video of a 3d zoetrope I have been working on lately.

Microman breakdance  from karl wilby on Vimeo.

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