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Elizabeth Studdert was born in Malta of Naval parents. After a Languages degree in St. Andrews University and marriage in 1959, she taught for l2 years and then did a Dip. AD in Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen, followed by post graduate years at City and Guilds Kennington and Sir John Cass Art Schools. She lived partly in London and partly in Wales, taking part in Welsh exhibitions.
In l988 she moved to Surrey, with work shown by Hannah Peschar in Chertsey Museum and other exhibitions in Surrey, London and Hampshire. In 1998 she joined the Surrey Sculptors Society and in l999 was elected Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, showing her work in the 2001 RBSS exhibition and in the City Gallery, Bank in London. Works shown 2000-5 in Artparks International, Ripon, Newnham Paddox and other Hampshire venues and two sculptures by invitation in Guildford Cathedral.
A move to Buckinghamshire in 2013 has led to showing with Oxford Sculpture Group at Greys Court and Kiftsgate Court as well as Turn End in Haddenham and the Bicester Sculpture Group in Bicester, and also at Magdalen School as part of the Oxford Music Festival. 2019 saw the publication of a book about her life and work entitled ‘Against the Odds’ by Caroline Studdert, published by Matador.
She is a compulsive carver in wood, stone and alabaster. Her bronze resin works are cast from the carvings. She is interested in tension, a flowing line and balance and in working towards abstraction