Charlotte Mayer FRBS
Charlotte Mayer was born in Prague in 1929 and moved to England with her family in 1939. At the age of 16 she studied at Goldsmiths College followed by The Royal College of Art, where Frank Dobson and John Skeaping taught her.
Throughout her career Charlotte Mayer has employed different sculptural techniques in her work including welding, modelling, carving and fabrication. Early carved pieces gave way to abstract, dynamic constructions in wood and metal, although she would equally turn her hand to modelling birds or animals. She is acutely aware of natural forms and these seep into all her work; the structure, movement or texture of animals, shells, plants, landscape, fire and water gradually took over from the human form as inspiration for her sculptures and drawings. Spiral shapes recur frequently in her work; these may be tightly contained, as in a snail shell, or dynamic, such as waves curling on to the shore.
Charlotte Mayer is represented in a number of corporate, institutional and private collections in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA.
She lives and works in London.