Almuth Tebbenhoff is a sculptor inspired by process, working mainly with steel and marble.
Almuth Tebbenhoff is a sculptor
inspired by process, working mainly
with steel and marble.
Originally from northwest Germany, Almuth Tebbenhoff has been living and working in the UK for over five decades. She has been creating from her Southfields studio, a former church hall, since 1981.
Her practice includes working with stone, clay and steel, which she considers a privilege. These are materials which have formed and rested on the earth for millions of years, only to be excavated and shaped by temporary humans for their delight.
Reflecting on her practice, Almuth muses: 'I love the act of forming and shaping, by cutting, chipping grinding, welding, building and generally creating from the observation of life in general and of nature. I try to do what is necessary and to avoid anything that isn’t, to achieve simplicity and beauty'.