Bob steps in with a new sculpture
For more than 18 months, volunteers from the Friends of North Lodge Park in Cromer have been restoring the Rose Garden in the park, working around the empty plinth which once supported a sun dial.
When local sculptor Bob Catchpole heard the friends group was looking for a sculpture, he donated one.
“I have worked with old garden tools for years, giving them a new purpose,” Bob said. “So when I heard about the work of the volunteers I thought that my use of recycled tools to produce art fitted their aspirations.”
Barry Meadows of the friends said: “Thanks to Bob’s work you may never look at your garden forks and spades in quite the same way again.”
Bob attended Norwich School and Norwich Art School and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University before doing a postgraduate degree at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He has spent a large part of his professional life teaching sculpture, latterly being head of sculpture at Eton College, Windsor for almost 30 years.
He established his studio in North Walsham in 1985 and has lived there ever since.
Bob Catchpole and councillor John Lee at the unveiling of Bob’s sculpture in the Rose Garden.