Guy Portelli

Guy Portelli is a sculptor, Author, curator and mosaic artist. Guy has created many large sculptural pieces for private collections and public monuments in the USA and UK. Guy's book ‘ Modern British Sculpture’ printed by Schiffer publishing,  is the most comprehensive book on the subject. Elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, and founder of Escape Art Centre in Tonbridge. Guy is often invited to talk and demonstrate to arts groups, schools and professional societies. Guy first came into public prominence with his appearance on Dragons Den in 2008.

Approach to teaching

I encourage students to find there own form of self expression and subject matter that appeals to them. My role is to give the student the ability to find this creative outlet.

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