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Poppy Field


Born (Date) 1993

Sculpture Education The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

Studio Location Lavender Hill, London 

Materials you work in Bronze 


Poppy Field is a British artist based in London (b.1993). She studied at The Courtauld (2016) and The Florence Academy of Art (2018), where she was awarded the Graduate in Residence Prize for Sculpture. In 2019, Poppy's first life-size sculpture was commissioned in bronze and  in 2021 she won her first public commission. These two-metre bronze monuments of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were unveiled on the Royal Albert Hall's South Porch façade by King Charles III and Queen Camilla in November 2023. She is the co-author of the upcoming publication Drawing in Space; Theory and Practice of Figurative Sculpture.

Poppy sculpts both commissioned works and studio pieces, combining traditional techniques with a painterly application of clay and expressive gestures to bring her sculptures to life. Often inspired by quiet moments in a search for identity, belonging, and connection, Poppy layers clay and conversations to create vibrant surfaces, capturing the intangible essence of her subjects as she builds her sculptures from the inside out. 

“I grew up surrounded by anatomical illustrations, visiting patients on hospital wards to chat and take their history. Stories and bodies have always seemed intertwined to me, and I sculpt from life whenever possible. I have found that capturing that intangible thing, a kind of iconography of moments that someone else might call an essence, presence, or spirit, requires as much listening as modelling of form.”

Commissions and Awards

Public Commissions: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for the Royal Albert Hall, London. Sir Richard Wallace for the Château de Bagatelle, Paris. 

Awards include: The CoLAB BODY and PLACE Residency (2022), Florence Academy of Art Graduate in Residence (2018), Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Studentship (2017), Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (2016), The Alpine Fellowship (2015). 


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