Daniel Griffiths trained as a blacksmith before going on to study sculpture at Norwich School of Art. After many years working in the craft world Daniel has recently returned to sculpture and now works in a variety of mediums, always inspired by the possibilities of a new material and the fresh perspective that an unfamiliar technique brings to his work. His background in craft continues to influence his work, bringing to it a respect for and an interest in the material itself, it’s individual characteristics and the rich history and traditions associated with it.
His work reflects a love of our native wildlife which grew from his childhood in the rural Welsh borders and which has continued to be a rich source of inspiration throughout his life. Spending time immersed in nature has become a fundamental part of his working practice, whether directly observing and researching subject matter or simply absorbing the atmosphere. Birds are a recurring theme in his work, combining as they do a rich folklore with strong sculptural forms, but he is inspired by nature in all its guises and doesn’t take sides. It’s all good.