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Ashley Ponter

Ashley Ponter

Medium: Metal
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Member Since: 2018


Originally from the U.K. and educated in Europe, I became completely immersed in the world of art whilst living in Paris and studying French at the Sorbonne. A decade later, whilst living in Africa I founded my studio. In sculpting I am self taught, and I was trained in the lost wax process of casting by renowned goldsmith Albert Maree. I developed my own artistic style experimenting with form and texture and broadened my design remit to include articles for the table and bespoke commissions. Wildlife themes have varied depending on where I have been living in the world and range from African wildlife to dogs, horses, polo ponies and Canadian wildlife. My portfolio of past clients has included Thomas Goode of Mayfair and British designer Paul Smith, in addition to numerous private collectors. In 2002 I was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Goldsmiths Hall in London, U.K. Since moving to British Columbia I have broadened my portfolio to include the use of other metals such as aluminum and steel to produce wall panels in a considerably larger scale. Recent exhibitions include the 2015 and 2016 Art Vancouver Expo. I exhibit my wall panels at Hollyburn Country Club and Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler.


As a sculptor and silversmith, the main body of my work reflects wildlife themes. My intention is to capture animals in all stages of life and I hope that people will connect with the power behind the form, the miracle of evolution and the majesty of the animal kingdom.

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