Jill Watson

Jill Watson was born in Edinburgh in 1957 and grew up on a farm in the Carse of Gowrie. She spent five years at Edinburgh College of Art and went to Italy to learn to carve marble. For the last twenty-five years she has worked beside the artisans in the workshops and studios of Pietrasanta near Carrara and now works in Edinburgh. As a figurative sculptor she mainly works in bronze. She has carried out public commissions for The Queen's Gallery, Holyrood, The Hub, Edinburgh's Festival Centre and Hampton Court. She is currently working on a monument to Scottish seamen in Leith

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