“A little revolution” Eric Gill, Jacob Epstein and the revival of direct carving into stone

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Madeline Goold

With a first degree in law and qualifications in Fine Art from the Barber Institute at the University of Birmingham, Madeline Goold has been a professional sculptor for the past 22 years. She continues with stone-carving, drawing and printmaking.  She exhibits annually in London as a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and runs studio classes.

The working collaboration between Eric Gill and Jacob Epstein in 1910 altered the course of sculpture in England, uniting, as Gill said in his autobiography, “what should never have been separated: the artist as a man of imagination and the artist as workman “. Madeline Goold describes ancient and Romanesque carving techniques and, using archive photographs, reveals Gill and Epstein’s methods. Examples of contemporary direct carving in stone are also included.

For further information and examples of her work see Madeline’s website here.


Caption: South Wind by Eric Gill, 55 Broadway, London


The notes for this lecture are available here.


Below are photos of the AGM and lecture