Cornish Cross sculptor interview - the perfect job

A train journey, an interview with a great sculptor, writing for a lovely magazine, what more could you ask for?

Cornish Cross sculptor interview - the perfect job

It was the perfect job – take the train to Cornwall on a golden summer day and interview the sculptor who created the magnificent Cornish Cross, a landmark now standing 20 metres (66 foot) beside the Tamar Bridge, welcoming visitors to Cornwall.

What a nice guy Simon Thomas was, really open, explaining his way of working and thinking – light years away from my understanding of things like geometry and quantum physics, which he’s fascinated by and which leads him to create beautiful structures and shapes.

A big thank you to Coast Marketing and Communications, who I worked with on pulling together some background information for a booklet on the Cornish Cross, part of a flagship Big Lottery Changing Spaces scheme.

Coast asked me to see if Cornwall Life magazine would be interested in an article. They were and I was on my way, bowling down to Cornwall on the train, drinking in the picturesque towns, rivers and estuaries, sea, green rolling hills, all bathed in sunshine along the way.

So thanks all round – to Coast, to great British sculptor Simon, and to Cornwall Life for the cover feature in this July issue, along with all kinds of fascinating Cornish themed articles. Maybe I need to go and live in Cornwall, especially when the sun's shining... (will link to article once it's published in online archive) 

by Sue Mitchinson on 25 June 2013

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