Clive Duncan Sanderson was born in 1959 and brought up on his grandparent’s family farm in Warwickshire, his love of nature formulated in those early years as a farmer.
Clive studied at Camberwell School of Art and studied Three Dimensional Design Silversmithing and Metalwork, graduating in 1988 with a full Hons degree and has since been a practitioner of the arts in metalwork and sculptural pieces.
Clive was initially inspired to set up his own business in memory of his grandfather – Charles Walter Branson – as a creative studio practice.
Clive worked for artistic metalwork studios within the UK and abroad to gain valuable knowledge and experience, whilst also continuing to develop his own portfolio of work, before setting up his current studio in 2006.
Clive has also been a part time lecturer for nine years at a Warwickshire College teaching craft skills drawing and design to learners on BETEC course.
“Inspired by his grandfather Charles Walter Branson to set up his own business.”
Clive combines over twenty years total experience as a designer and maker who has a passion for the natural world. His unique nature-inspired pieces have been commissioned and preside in private collections.
Teaching and Mentoring
Warwickshire College. Main Lecturer of Access course from 2007, part time teaching craft and design skills at this FE college.
Plymouth College Of Art visiting lecturer for the BA Three Dimensional Design Metal department.
English Heritage National Archaeology week, craft demonstrator,Fort Cumberland Portsmouth Wilts.
Middlesex University Visiting lecturer P/T Three Dimensional Design Silver/ metal Dept BA.
Touch Base magazine 2014 Royal Leamington Spa going for Gold
Cotswold Life magazine june 2012 Home security placed within feature
Cotswold Life magazine Dec 2012 Green fingered Gifts placed within feature
Oxford Times Aug 25 2011 within weekend Arts Article about St Hughs ‘Whitehead Gates
Forge Magazine publication for BF&BA June 2011 article in news about St Hughs ‘Whitehead Gates
St Hughs College Autumn News Letter magazine 2011 article about ‘Whitehead Gate commission and opening ceremony.
St Hughs College Spring News Letter Magazine, 2010 article about the ‘Swan gate motif commission.
British Artist Blacksmith Magazine April 2000 feature of garden bench
Vogue magazine 1991 Article about group exhibition at the Barbican, Avant Garden.
Stratford Herald Nov 1990 article by Betty Smith about my work ‘On His Metal’
Warwickshire & Worcestershire Life Magazine March 1983 showing feature of village life at Halford and my work as a maker.