John Davey was born in Belfast and now resides in Weymouth, Dorset, where he is a renowned sculptor who takes his inspiration from the local land and seascapes.
Playing with abstract and figurative shapes, Johns work reflects nature’s geometric forms, curves, and spirals. Johns artwork is in collections in many parts of the world.
Having completed a BA in Art at Brighton Polytechnic, John worked as an assistant to Phillip King PRA and Pierre Vivant, helping in the realization of site-related installations at the Tout Portland Sculpture Park. It was here he met Antony Gormley while he was working on “Man Falling”, as well as Peter Randall Page, sculptors who have both inspired him in his artwork.
John then went on to work in a French stone quarry owned by the sculptor and architect Armand Pellier, where he was employed as a stone carver, enabling him to hone his skills.
John is now also a teacher of stone carving techniques, running workshops for adults and children in both France and England.