Zoe Singleton

After graduating from Goldsmiths College London, Zoe Singleton pursued a career in textiles
working for large corporate companies before running her own holiday and events business. Zoe's longstanding passion for geology led her to carving stone. "Learning to carve stone felt like a natural way to express myself and the perfect link between art and geology." Zoe's inspiration for garden sculpture usually comes from natural forms and patterns and often from rock itself. She loves fossils and strata and also finds inspiration in her garden.

Zoe loves to draw and has found a great relationship between the charcoal stick with which she
draws and the chisel with which she carves. With garden sculpture Zoe likes to carve boldly often experimenting with shape or texture in the design of sculptural forms, always referring to her drawings for inspiration. Zoe's drawings are the foundation of much of her work. She loves the creation of chisel marks on slate and the deep textures she applies to Bath and Portland stone.

A passion for poetry and rhyme is the source of inspiration for Zoe's letter cutting. She often
includes images and texture to convey the words selected and enhance the design and sentiment.

Travel is also a design inspiration with recent trips to Morocco and the south of France influencing her work. The beauty of the Devon coastline and moorland where she lives influences Zoe’s creative work.