A SCULPTOR from the Moorlands is set to appear on the small screen. Over recent weeks a production team from the BBC has been filming at Arb Tree Services in Cheadle. The recording was in connection with local artist and chainsaw sculptor Anthony Hammond who is due to star in the BBC's new series of Home Is Where The Art Is.
Anthony told the Times & Echo: “We have been filming for the new series of Home Is Where The Art Is over the last three months.
“Filming has taken place in several locations including at the Arb Tree Services yard at the Green in Cheadle; as well as at the BBC1 studio in Manchester and another location in Leicestershire.”
Anthony, whose wooden sculptures appear in many venues within the Moorlands and beyond, added: “Although I can’t say very much about the production at this stage, I can say that I have been recording with television presenter Nick Knowles, and that the next filming day is scheduled for Friday (November 1) at the BBC’s Manchester studio
“There may yet be more filming to do in Cheadle but this has yet to be confirmed by the production team.”
Anthony is an award-winning artist, sculptor and craftsman who has worked nation-wide as a freelance artist since 1998.
His focus is predominantly on large scale public art works and private commissions and he has produced many successful projects across the country for a variety of clients.
Skilled in a range of creative and sculptural techniques and experienced in a variety of mediums,
Anthony specialises in the use of wood and more specifically ‘green wood’, which is timber cut fresh from the tree and worked in its unseasoned state.
This raw material is transformed by Anthony into timber framed constructions, carvings, contemporary sculpture, woven items, lathe-turned products and wood block prints.
Many of the materials used in his sculptures are sourced from reputable sustainable sites within the UK and often locally to Staffordshire.
Where possible he encourages the use of locally sourced and coppiced materials.
Working with wood native to the UK means that much of his work is environmentally responsible.
The raw material is renewable, sustainable and biodegradable.
Home Is Where The Art Is, featuring Anthony, is set to be aired on BBC One in March next year.
For more information about Anthony and his creations visit: www.anthonyhammond.co.uk or follow on Instagram @tinkyhammond.
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