Dawn Wesselby is a mixed media artist with a leaning towards ceramics as she is fascinated by its versatile and earthy nature. Her work is currently focussed on the forgotten nature of the divine feminine. Inspired by ancient goddess forms such as the Venus of Willendorf and Venus of Holhe Fels, she seeks to recreate representations of the ancient goddesses. The opportunity to exhibit in a church environment enabled her to return them to a site that may have originally been a place they had been honoured, rather than demonised and forgotten.
Wesselby’s sculptures form large, full bodied vessels, celebrating womanhood at its most creative and challenges our view of what is considered beautiful as her figures twist and twirl in an ecstatic dance. She feels that by using oxides and gold leaf she is able to give each figure the appearance of having been ‘unearthed’ rather than newly created which adds an element of the goddess ‘returning’ rather than being reinvented.
2018 - current BA (Hons) Fine Art University of Derby
2017-2018 HND Art and Design Grantham College of Further Education
2016-2017 HNC Art and Design Grantham College of Further Education
2018 V.O.L.T. St Wulfram's Church, Grantham
2017 Morphic St Wulfram's Church, Grantham
The River Runs Red
As part of the group exhibitions my roles also included fundraising and liasing with media and press to market and promote the event.
2018 Gravity Fields Grantham (Wyndham Park Display)
2017 CMYK Remix Grantham College
2019 - current British Wheel of Yoga Teaching (Vice Chair)
2018 - current Wyndham Park Visitors Centre
2017 - current British Wheel of Yoga East Midlands (secretary)
2016 - current Grantham Museum