Born in the West Midlands and now living and working from his studio in Kent, Jonathan Hateley’s sculptures have been exhibited widely both in the UK and around the world.
For many years he worked in theatre including creating the props for the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” and the English National Opera, sculpting for models and effects in TV and film, and illustrating children’s’ books. In 2003 he began creating his own work, turning his passion into a career.
All aspects of the natural world inspire Jonathan. Working in clay, he enjoys the challenge of creating from both the real and imagined. Through close observation and manipulation of materials, Jonathan creates detail and texture or surface relief on his sculptures, which are all hand finished and painted to accentuate the relief. Most of his pieces are suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
Jonathan is currently working on a series of stylised human figures, employing his own uniquely interpretative style to create an inspiring body of work.
We are thrilled to bring Jonathan Hateley’s work to this part of the world.