Leading contemporary sculptor Heather Jansch has established a Worldwide reputation for life-size driftwood bronze horses.
From the beginning her passions were drawing and horses and Leonardo da Vinci. Hating the confines of school and dropping out of Goldsmith’s Heather pursued her dream of becoming an artist, living in wooded foothills with clear flowing water at her doorstep and horses grazing all around. With breath-taking vision, determination and luck with generous supporters Heather’s work has gained the international recognition it deserves.
In 1987 Courcoux and Courcoux promoted her work at the London Contemporary Arts Fair to critical acclaim and unprecedented public appeal. Exhibiting at The National Trust’s Saltram House, her solo show’s life-size mare and foal made national headlines; she was the only British artist working with driftwood and she flourished. In 2000 she exhibited in ‘The Shape of The Century’ – 100 years of sculpture in Britain at Canary Wharf, alongside leading British sculptors, Moore, Frink, Hepworth, Caro et al. Jansch’s horses had achieved worldwide recognition and Tim Smit, KBE, bought one for The Eden Project, where it was voted the best loved exhibit becoming known simply as The Eden Horse. Heather now has her own Devon gallery which opens for charity every spring and autumn.
Her life-size pieces are cast in bronze editions of five, the originals are reserved for interiors and summer exhibition.