Textured Brush (2023.18)

Catalogue Record



Sophie Sellu


Textured Brush

Made in




Materials and techniques

Walnut with Gumati bristle

Small 'S' stamped onto wooden surface.

Walnut brush handle textured with gouges and carved with knives, in a slow methodical manner to create an all over texture.


height:  27cm
width:  16cm
depth:  2cm

Object number



Alt Category

New Positions for the Crafts Council Collection

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Acquired with Art Fund support, donations by Preston Fitzgerald and Cedric Smith, and Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement
  • Texture and Shape Study, Cut out Brush, and Textured Brush, Sophie Sellu, 2021, © Sophie Sellu. Crafts Council Collection: 2023.17, 2023.18, 2023.19. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement

Allowing my work to cross between useful and sculptural has been really beneficial to creating objects that are adored and used daily in my home. The brushes I have created are experimental and playful. They have been made to be used, but will happily sit on a shelf or wall. I have been experimenting with texture and shape and have begun to make small sculptural objects. These studies have allowed me to have a further understanding of the materials and to explore my creativity.