Sculpt Gallery

Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree: Hours, Address, Sculpt Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Sculpt Gallery
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sculpt Gallery is dedicated to contemporary British sculpture and studio ceramics by 30+ established and emerging artists. The Gallery's Principal artist is the renowned sculptor Maurice Blik, whose home and studio are on site. In addition to exhibits in the gallery, there is a fine collection of sculpture in the garden, which visitors are free to explore at their leisure. The gallery hosts regular exhibitions, and all works of art are for sale. For a full list of artists and forthcoming exhibitions please visit the website. Groups are welcome but please phone ahead. OPEN SATURDAYS 11am-4pm. Weekdays by arrangement.
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Ben H
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Sep 2021
What a wonderful experience. I visited with my young children and parents on a grey September Saturday.. We were treated to a gallery packed full of beautiful sculptures by a whole variety of artists and a garden featuring beautiful larger-scale work by Maurice Blik. We will definitely return to see future exhibitions and felt so privileged to have had the chance to visit. My parents have lived in the Colchester area for over 50 years and were so delighted to discover this new delight for them. Because there are so many pieces in a relatively small space and also the garden to enjoy, my eight-year-old and 10-year-old found enough to keep them engaged. This feels like a really special place, where you should take your time and spend time reflecting on the work and the ideas and thoughts it stimulates.
Written 4 September 2021
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Judith E
London, UK17 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
A group of 20 had pre-booked our visit to the gallery, not realising a special exhibition had recently opened of Maurice Blik's plaster sculptures, for his 80th birthday. Each piece a one off. We were fascinated by the story of how they evolved. We are an inquisitive group of friends, who are not shy in asking questions, such as the processes of producing the works, the inspiration to create them etc. In the garden were huge pieces, a few of which were familiar. We were graciously welcomed by Debra Blik, who talked about her husband's work, their 'escape to the country' and gave us a tour of the sculpture garden. Maurice himself spent a long time explaining and answering questions with humility and patience. We were encouraged to drink tea and take cake with no feeling of having outstayed our welcome, even though we were at their home. This was not just a visit to a gallery, but a whole experience, hugely enhanced by the couple's sense of unity and our understanding through sensitive explanation, of the effect Maurice Blik's early life has on his work.As people I found them grounded and insightful and would love to have spent a dinner party in their company! I would love to return to see a 'regular' exhibition showing works of both him and his contemporaries.
Written 25 April 2019
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Thank you so much Judith. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your group. Do come back and see us some time. Exhibitions are always published on the website but if you wish to drop me your email I will make sure that you receive invitations to Private Views which are always lovely occasions when we celebrate the artists' achievements. Debra
Written 26 April 2019
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David Trenow
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Nov 2018 • Solo
A beautiful gallery in the Essex countryside filled with exciting and inspiring sculptures. The quality of work is very high and the atmosphere quiet and delightful. I can warmly recommend this gallery to anyone. I love it and go often to see the regularly changing shows.

David
Written 26 November 2018
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Thank you David. It's always a pleasure to see you. Debra
Written 27 November 2018
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Stephen
2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
Lovely, peaceful, intelligent and thought provoking works of beauty by an eclectic selection of artists in a wonderful setting.
Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable guidance around great and varied pieces of art, both inside and outside.
A superb selection of sculptures set to perfection.
Written 17 November 2018
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It was lovely to meet you both. Come back and see us soon.
Written 18 November 2018
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John V
Witham, UK79 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
I read about Maurice Blik's new sculpture for the National Memorial Arboretum on the theme of wartime evacuees. I was able to see the wonderful sculpture which the artist has created before it's transport to Stafford.
I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Sculpt.
Written 7 July 2017
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Thanks John. You may be interested to know that we installed the 'Every Which Way' sculpture at the NMA in Staffordshire a couple of days ago and it looks even more amazing in situ. Do pop up and see it some time if you have the chance. It's a fantastic place to visit.
Written 9 July 2017
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1071Jeanette
Southampton, UK12 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
I have popped in to the gallery on a number of occasions and am always overwhelmed by the beauty and care taken to present the work. The owner has a warm, welcoming personality and works hard to ensure visitors feel relaxed during their time perusing the variety of different works on display. This gallery is a must visit.
Written 21 March 2017
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John V
Witham, UK79 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
I have visited the gallery on several occasions and have bought several of the exhibits over time.
I find the atmosphere to be calm and quite serene. There is plenty of space to see the displays and a great variety of work ranging from inexpensive, original pottery to more expensive wood, glass and bronze pieces.
We have often picked up nice little bits for birthday and Christmas presents.
I thoroughly recommend a visit just to have a browse and get away from the mundane to a more stimulating and rewarding experience.
I should add that there is no pressure to buy anything which I applaud.
Written 21 January 2017
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Elliot C
London, UK2 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
What a surprise to find such a high quality, contemporary art gallery ‎in this part of rural Essex. Fantastic work on display, and a joy to discover all is produced by leading UK artists, many based in the local area. I'll definitely be back.
Written 15 January 2017
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Emma
19 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Set in the beautiful Essex countryside Sculpt Gallery is a fantastic contemporary gallery, which hosts beautiful ceramics, glass and sculptures from local artists.

I have visited on several occasions and always find an interesting and thought provoking piece to buy as a gift for a family or friend.

The Private Views are always extremely sophisticated and you usually get the opportunity to meet the artists themselves and discover their thought process for individual pieces, which is always a real treat. If you unfortunately aren't able to make it to a PV, then the gallery owner is always extremely helpful in answering questions and putting you in touch with the artist if necessary.

The Summer exhibitions are also always fantastic and last year the lawns were transformed into a breath taking sculpture garden!

This place is a real gem in Tiptree and is definitely worth a visit!
Written 10 January 2017
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Stephen C
High Wycombe, UK21 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
The Sculpt Gallery is situated in a quiet rural area near Tiptree. Outside are attractive gardens and fine sculptures. Inside the gallery has an excellent range of sculpture, ceramics and glass all in a lovely big space with great natural light. I have collected studio pottery and glass for over 40 years and Sculpt is one the best galleries I know. I have kept going back for more interesting pieces. The owner is very helpful and knowledgeable but also relaxed so you don't feel pressured into buying. Compared with many other galleries where you might find a handful of good items, all the items in Sculpt are curated with a keen eye for quality and innovation. I like the way that alongside some familar names you will also find excellent work by less well-known artists and it has opened my eyes to work I have not seen elsewhere. And the work is priced very affordably compared with some bijoux galleries I know in more touristy areas.
Written 9 January 2017
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Sculpt Gallery is open:
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 - 16:00