TV appearance for a sculptor who carves a living out of trees

A TREE sculptor based at a studio in a Staffordshire Moorlands town is set to appear on TV this afternoon (July 9).

Anthony Hammond, originally from Cheadle, but now living in Norton Green, takes a bow on BBC One's Where The Art Is’ series, on screen at 3.45pm.

Some of the filming for the program took place in Anthony's former home town, at ARB Tree Care Specialists, where he works.

The tree surgery and forestry company was founded in 2002 and is based at Arbour Tree Farm situated on The Green.

Anthony said: “It was great to be involved in the production of this show.

“In addition to all the filming done at the BBC’s studio in Manchester with presenter Nick Knowles, we shot loads of footage at my workplace in Cheadle.

“Nick also helped to put the artists at ease by talking through the plan before any cameras were rolling. That said, all the reactions you’ll see on screen are genuine ones.”

Filming was carried out last year over a three-month period between September and November.

Anthony added: “Much of the filming was dictated by the Great British weather.

“I hope that the program shows the viewer what challenges are faced by an artist when pitching for a commission.”

‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ sees professional artists from different artistic disciplines against each other in an attempt to win a genuine arts commission.

Photo courtesy of Times & Echo Newspapers.


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