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Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert featured in 'Sculpture' magazine

Alfred University Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert is featured in the January/February issue of “Sculpture,” a leading publication regarding international contemporary sculpture.

Lambert, who directs the University’s National Casting Centre Foundry, was interviewed by art scholar Michael Amy for the “Sculpture” feature. The interview, “Wonderment and Reflection: A Conversation with Coral Penelope Lambert,” explores a wide range of sculpture-related issues, and focuses on particular pieces crafted by Lambert including “Fallen Sky,” which was unveiled last year on the Alfred University campus.

Speaking of “Fallen Sky” in the interview, Lambert tells Amy: “In ‘Fallen Sky’ the facets of steel are aligned, resembling a section excised from something larger, like a gemstone cut from the earth. It is a chunk of sky that has been mined; it is the sky fossilized. This sculpture alludes to ideas about the past, the cosmos, and the unknown.”

Lambert grew up in the UK and received her MFA in Sculpture from Manchester Metropolitan University, in England. Before joining Alfred University’s faculty, she was an International Research Fellow in Sculpture Foundry at the University of Minnesota. She has received numerous honors, including Alfred University’s own Bernstein Award (2014) and Excellence in Teaching Award (2014). In 2022, she was awarded the International Sculpture Center's Educator of the Year Award.

Her artwork has been exhibited nationally, including at the Loveland Artworks, in Colorado, where she displayed “Chakras Solo,” a work also discussed in the “Sculpture” interview.

“It’s a rare to have such a comprehensive overview of one’s artwork,” Lambert says of the “Sculpture” interview. “It’s an international publication that is a respected authority around the world, so it is a great honor to have such a large feature in it. It is a magazine that I have followed since being a young art student in England many moons ago, so it really does mean a lot to be recognized in it.”