Ben Barrell is a sculptor based in Falmouth. As a child living near Bude, he began working with plaster and concrete casts, and an early love of sailing and surfing fuelled his creativity. A breakthrough came with the commissioning of pebble seats for a show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The material he uses is a unique mix of concrete and Cornish granite, resulting in an almost mirror-like tactile finish. Since then his pieces have been shown at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. His 'Wave' sculpture can be seen at the St Moritz Hotel in north Cornwall, and the Godolphin Arms in Marazion.
Barrell's work has been commissioned for projects all over the world and includes monumental sculptures for public places, bespoke work for private gardens, and exquisite bronzes for interior spaces.
Cornwall Today (June 2018) 'Art Meets Function' by Kirstie Newton