johncumming

CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL

John Cumming

John Cumming was born in Burra Isle, Shetland in 1947, where he grew up in a crofting and fishing community, before studying sculpture and ceramics at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. After teaching in Aberdeen and Fife, he settled with his family in Stromness, Orkney where he was principal teacher of art until 2005. Throughout his teaching career he continued to work independently as a sculptor, exhibiting widely and regularly.

In 2002 along with his wife, Fiona, sculptor Frances Pelly and poet Christine De Luca he formed Hansel, a publishing cooperative dedicated to promoting and publishing literature and the visual arts in Scotland’s Northern Isles. His work was shown most recently in Carved Modelled and Cast a shared exhibition with Frances Pelly at Shetland Museum and Archive, and the Pier Arts Centre during the summer of 2010.

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