Glasgow - City of Sculpture
By Gary Nisbet
John Creed
(b. 1938)

Born Heswall, Cheshire, he studied at Liverpool College of Art, 1955-9, and Liverpool University, graduating with an Art Teacher's Diploma.

He taught in the Department of Silversmithing and Jewellery at GSA , 1971-95, and became a professional blacksmith in 1988, establishing a forge at Milton of Campsie.

A sculptor in iron and steel, his commissions include Transition, Royal Exchange House, 100 Queen Street, Glasgow (1989-90); the Sliding Gates at the entrance to Borders Regional Council Headquarters, Newton St. Boswells (1990); the Internal Double Doors, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1995); the sign and railing outside the Quaker Meeting House, Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow (1997); Constellation (1997) and Benchmark, a series of sculptural seating units at Norrie Miller Park, Perth (1998).

His most recent work in Glasgow is Carter's Hitch, Dundas Lane (1999).

He has exhibited widely and is represented in major public collections in the UK.


Works in our Database:
1: Douglas Street (City Centre),
RGI Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street
Roof Sculpture and Entrance Gate (1996-7)
Sculptor: J Creed; Architects: Armitage Associates
2: Elmbank Crescent (Charing Cross),
Quaker House, 38 Elmbank Crescent
Decorative Railings and Sign (c.1996)
Sculptor: J Creed
3: Queen Street (City Centre),
Royal Exchange House, 100 Queen Street
Transition (1989-90)
Sculptor: J Creed
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