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Heather Jansch was born in Essex in 1948. She studied fine art at Walthamstow and Goldsmiths College in London.
An abiding passion for horses has its roots in her childhood when she rode from the age of two, and her first horse sculpture, a large relief, was made prior to her art A-level.
It was her passion for horses which led her to buy a hill farm in Wales.
She spent several reclusive years breeding Welsh cobs and, following the Stubbs tradition, establishing herself as a successful painter - a period she describes as her apprenticeship.
She moved to Devon in 1980 and took a sabbatical from commissioned work. Eventually however, wanting to sculpt again, she was drawn back to her roots: the horse. The earliest pieces of wire and plaster owed something to Giacometti; the following series in copper wire, reminiscent of Da Vinci's drawings and much closer to her heart, still did not have the unique quality she was seeking. It took the use of driftwood to finally reveal the explosive power, natural grace, and potential violence of her subject in a manner which gives her work its authenticity - its "horseness".
Click on the stag image (right) to visit Courcoux & Courcoux to view more of Heather's work.
Heather's work has gained international recognition and many admirers. Her works may also be found in a number of private collections.
Locally, Teignbridge District Council bought a major driftwood relief for their headquarters at Forde House, Newton Abbot. She shows regularly with Courcoux and Courcoux of Stockbridge and also at both the Bath and London Contemporary Arts Fairs.
Heather still lives and works in Devon, England, and has achieved much acclaim for - amongst other projects - her sculptures in association with the exciting Eden Project - The Living Theatre of Plants and People.
Gallery 1 - Ra Ra
Examples of Sculptures
Gallery 2 - Tang