Two British sculptors have come into the forefront in recent years for their extensive and creative use of the three-dimensional plastic qualities of concrete. The work of Carole Vincent and Doreen Collins also displays attractive surface finishes.


Working from her Cornwall home and studio, Carole Vincent works in concrete from plaster molds, using different aggregates for different effects. Vincent is successful in exploiting the natural properties of concrete, achieving a simplicity of line and form, coupled with imaginative use of aggregates to vary the color and texture of the surfaces.


Trained at Chelsea School of Art, Doreen Collins has exhibited her work almost every year since 1979 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. At her London studio, she creates sculptures with a cubist feel and a series of polished faceted surfaces. Collins always uses either black or white concrete and brings the surface up to a very fine finish.