Recognition for Leeds sculptor
Well, it’s all happening now! On 11 July 2019 I’ll be unveiling a Leeds Civic Trust plaque to Catherine Mawer as part of this year’s Yorkshire Sculpture International. Catherine was a professional sculptor and managed the family stone masonry business in Leeds during the 1800s: two truly remarkable achievements at a time when women weren’t even in control of their own money, property or bodies let along pursue a creative practice.
Fellow artist Jill McKnight will also be unveiling another plaque to the Mawer Group of Sculptors with words from Mawer researcher Linda O’Carroll.