Harriet Everest studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, majoring in sculpture. She continued to sculpt part-time whilst working at Sotheby's, Bonham's and Matthiesen Fine Art. During this time Harriet completed several portrait commissions of both adults and children, working in clay and casting in bronze, cement, resin and plaster or firing in terracotta. Her work has been exhibited at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle, Sotheby's, London, Salamon&C gallery at the Milano Internazionale Antiquariato, the Chelsea Art Society and the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries.
Harriet has recently completed master classes with the Society of Portrait Sculptors: Brian Taylor's master class in July 2010 and Etienne Millner's master class in November 2010 and 2011. She has been awarded the Society of Portrait Sculptors' 2010 master class prize with her sculpture of 'Lisa'.
Commissioning a portrait requires a series of sittings over a period of 2-3 days. These can take place either at your own house or with the artist. The portrait is modelled in clay during this time and then prepared for casting in either bronze, resin or for firing in terracotta.