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Clowes Sculpture

98 March Hill Road
Walpole, NH 03608, U.S.A.
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Phone: 603-756-9505     Fax: 603-756-9505

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Jonathan Clowes

Artist’s Statement

A fine piece of sculpture communicates the artist’s love of spirit and form. As a piece evolves in the mind and in the studio, aesthetic concerns interact with the requirements of the materials to create a uniquely balanced whole. The success of a piece depends on the artist’s skill and attention to both demands. A good piece elicits an appreciative understanding or curiosity from others. Practically, each work must reflect a consistent and visible level of intention and care in its crafting. Beyond that, I believe every piece must engage the viewer’s spirit, encouraging it to move beyond the bounds of daily existence. As artists, we seek to attain such integrity.

Evelyn and I have been creating atrium sculpture for public, private, and corporate spaces for thirty years. We collaborate with clients, architects and art consultants, and specialize in site-specific designs. Power and elegance marks a Clowes’ sculptural work. The organic shapes and flowing curves formed in wood, metals and composites, contrast with the colors of blown glass, stone and other materials. Many of our sculptures invoke the presence of serene seas, soft winds, and gracious gestures.


Jonathan J. Clowes

Selected Commissions:

  • American Lawyer Media, New York, NY
  • Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
  • Hilton Hotel International, Tokyo, Japan, Atrium Sculpture
  • Hope Hospice, FT. Myers, FL, Atrium Sculpture
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, Atrium Sculpture
  • Kaiser, Los Angeles, CA, Atrium Sculpture
  • Kingsbury Cancer Center, Keene, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME, Atrium Sculpture
  • Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, PA, Atrium Sculpture
  • Manchester District Courthouse, Manchester, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Massasoit Community College, Canton, MA, Atrium Sculpture
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX, Atrium Sculpture
  • Monadnock Paper Inc., Bennington, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Mosan Art Museum, Boryeong, South Korea
  • New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Concord District Courthouse, Concord, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • New Hampshire Oncology & Hematology Treatment Center, Hooksett, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Peterborough Savings Bank, Peterborough, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Phelps Dunbar, Jackson, MS, Atrium Sculpture
  • Pfizer Drug Safety Technology Center, Groton, CT, Atrium Sculpture
  • Retrovest Corp. Burlington, VT, Atrium Sculpture
  • Royal Caribbean International, Oslo, Norway, Atrium Sculpture
  • Royal Caribbean International, Miami, FL, Atrium Sculpture
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, Atrium Sculpture
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, Atrium Sculpture
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, AL, Atrium Sculpture
  • John H Sununu Youth Services Center, Manchester, NH, Atrium Sculpture
  • Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA, Atrium Sculpture
  • Wells Fargo Home Loan, Des Moines, IA, Atrium Sculpture
  • White County Medical Center, Searcy, AR, Atrium Sculpture

Selected Private Collections:

  • Atkinson, NH:  D. McMillen & P. Lepovsky
  • Cambridge, MA:  K. Brown
  • Cincinnati, OH:  J. Griffin
  • Dallas, TX:  J.M. Piampiano
  • Dallas, TX:  D. Walp
  • East Lansing:  N. Jackson
  • Falmouth, ME:  J. & N. Lightbody
  • Grand ARapids, MI:  T. Thompson
  • Manchester, NH:  A. & K. Zachos
  • Rockport, ME:  N. Talbot
  • Seattle, WA:  A. Clowes
  • Simsbury,  CT:  J. Powell
  • Springdale, ME:  M. Baker & B. Wilson
  • Walpole, NH:  S. Butler
  • West Hartford,  CT: G. & D. Weiss
  • West Hartford,  CT: H. & L. Fonteyne
  • West Rockport, ME:  V. Baker & F. Manzoni

Selected Liturgical Commissions:

  • First Church, Jaffrey, NH:  Communion Table, & Lectern
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Keene, NH:  Liturgical Furnishings
  • St. Dunstan’s Church, Dover, MA:  Pulpit, Altar, Altar Rail, Lectern, & Baptismal Font
  • Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole, MA:  Meditation Garden Gate

Selected Exhibitions & Awards:

  • 2006 Music of the Spheres Rhythms of the Earth: Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2006 Birds: Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
  • 2005 Boryeong International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Boryeong, South Korea,
    St. Paul’s School & Mill Brook Gallery Invitational Sculpture Show: Hargate Gallery, Concord, NH.
    Gateway to Sculpture, The Fells, Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire.  Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH:
  • 2002-2005  Annual Outdoor Invitational Sculpture Exhibit: Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Concord, N.H.
  • 1999 New England College, Henniker , NH:  Ways of Wind; 25 Years of Sculpture
  • 1995 Currier Gallery, Manchester, NH:  Masterworks; a juried exhibit
    Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME:  Makers ‘95
    New England Sculpture Association, Manchester, NH:  Governor’s Choice Show
    Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene, NH:  People’s Choice Award
  • 1994 Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA:  New England Sculpture Triennial Exhibit League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Hanover, NH:  Guild of NH Woodworkers
    Sharon Art Center,  Sharon, NH
  • 1993 New England Sculptors Association, Newburyport, MA:  Cutting The Edge
     Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT:  A Lasting Heritage
     League of NH Craftsmen, Sunapee, NH:  Living With Crafts
     Shaw Gallery, Keene, NH: In Our Element: a two artist show
  • 1992 New England Sculptors Association, Attleboro, MA:  Grove Street Gallery Show
     The Putney School, Putney, VT:  Five Sculptors
     Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT:  Art of the NorthEast USA
     Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH:  Killian Gallery, annual juried show
  • 1991 Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME: Barn Gallery Invitational Show,
     New England Sculptors Association, Boston, MA:  Sculpture: An Eclectic View
     NH chapter AIA,  Craftsmanship Award for Liturgical Furnishings
  • 1990 Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME: Barn Gallery Invitational Show,
  • 1989 Arlene McDaniel Galleries, West Hartford, CT: 7th National Invitational Sculpture Show
     North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC:  New Art/New Material
     Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ:  Art In Motion
  • 1988 Bauline’s Craftsmen Guild,  Sausalito, CA
     Laudholm Crafts Festival, Wells, ME: Featured Artist
  • 1987 The Guild Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA:  American Crafts Merit Award Winner


  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • The Museum School, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • The Portland School of Art, Portland, ME