Jenny Goater

Pell Howell
Priory Road
IP22 1AJ

Tel: 01379 644534

Artistic Statement  
As a painter/sculptor I find that using wire translates the drawn line into an exciting three dimensional media. I derived the technique from armatures constructed to support works in clay or plaster. Wire gives the freedom of drawing in space, and its shapes can suggest dynamic movement or static volume and weight. I can also make the clearest line or a dense texture when used as a mesh, adding light and tone to the work. Some ingenuity is necessary to ensure that whatever size the work, the wire creates a sound structure which makes visual sense from all angles.


Jenny trained at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, where several of her large works were hung in Corsham Court. She taught at Millfield School and continued to paint and etch inspired by the Somerset Levels. In 1978 she and her family moved to Palgrave where she ran an art group and helped to set up the Palgrave Gallery. Besides following her own development, Jenny works to commission and produces works from small table sculptures to larger garden pieces. Recent commissions including a one and a half metre high prancing horse for Ferrari.
East Anglian Open, Kings Lynn
Frederick Gallery, Raveningham
Halesworth Gallery
Suffolk Open Studios, Yoxford
Gallery 44, Aldeburgh
Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt
Downing College, Cambridge
Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge