James (Jimmy) Reynolds

Wainwright Sitting Stone by Jimmy Reynolds

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James (Jimmy) Reynolds’ sculpture is the result of his exploration of form and ideas. He brings to his work a blending of art and the science in which he first trained. Some of the concepts he explores include intracellular development, reflection and distortion, and the meaning of words. 


Such a wide range of themes calls for as wide a range of media and skills in handling them. He carves in wood and stone. He models in clay and other materials producing casts usually in slate and resin. He fabricates in metal, glass, and fibreglass and produces delicate work in silver. On top of that he is very active in letter cutting in stone and in wood.

Another Dance
Queen of the Night

Reynolds’ work is intended to stimulate, to appeal to the intellect as well as the senses – and he sees no reason why humour should not play a part in this process and its outcome. 


You can see some of his work on the Ullswater Way Heritage Trail. As well as the Wainwright Sitting Stone, below Arthur’s Pike on the way to Howtown, there is the Clarkson Memorial at Pooley Bridge, the inscription on the Artists’ Seat at Blowick and the inscription above the former Patterdale Post Office.

Also, there is a large stone sculpture by the bridge at Pooley Bridge which he has called Crag Stone.  It celebrates the old stone bridge that was washed away during Storm Desmond and the new steel bridge that replaced it.