Sandy Brown

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In September 2015 ceramic artist Sandy Brown unveiled her most ambitious project to date, a magnificent Temple, in the grounds of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

The Temple stands over 6 metres tall, and more than 5,200 handmade and hand-painted ceramic tiles form the walls and roof. The design for this piece was inspired by Sandy's travels to Italy, India and Iran, visiting some of the great temples of the world, and her aim was to create a spiritual, non-denominational place for quiet contemplation.

Inside the Temple is a riot of colour and expression, reminiscent of the work of artists such as Chagall and Matisse, set off by eight bright fused-glass windows by Simon Moore.

It is Sandy's hope that within the Temple's walls 'people may find the opportunity for joy, reflection, inspiration and free thought'.

This Temple for the Self was 11 months in the making, and there is no doubt that it is a major work, full of Sandy Brown's statement exuberance, colour and vitality.

For more information, read 'A Temple for the Self' by Simon Olding, published in Issue 292 of Resurgence & Ecologist.

The Temple was commissioned by Sotheby's for the 2015 Beyond Limits exhibition at Chatsworth House.

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