Crediton Arts Centre has recently been donated two wooden sculptures by the artist Norman Yendell. The benefactor has downsized her home and wanted the sculptures to go to a “good home” in Crediton. They were originally purchased from Dewsmoor Art in 1985. Dewsmoor was the home and studio of the Crediton based sculptor Wetold Kawalec.
The catalogue of that exhibition shows that over 50 pieces of Yendell’s sculpture were for sale as well 9 poems by the artist. Prices ranged from £50 to £1300, not an inconsiderable sum in 1985. The two pieces donated are, “Primavera” 1971 made from cherry wood, (33 x 20 x 45 cm) and the smaller piece “Origin of form” 1968, (18 x 13 x 18 cm) and can be seen in the photographs. You may have also seen a piece of Norman’s work in the Parish church called “The feeding of the five thousand”
The Arts Centre felt that these pieces were best suited to a home environment and to that end they are going to auction the pieces using the format of sealed bids. A great opportunity and enrichment for you and your home.
If you would like to make such a bid, please bear in mind and be guided by the range of the original sale price please send or drop in you bid and name, with contact details, for either or both pieces to The Crediton Arts Centre, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AX in an envelope marked for the attention of Tim Salter.
Tim Salter October 2020