Walter Awlson studied furniture design and sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in 1971 before moving on to gain his Certificate in Secondary Education. He became a teacher and over the next 20 years developed the SCOTVEC national certificate courses in Art and Design as well as working as an Examiner, Marker, Subject Assessor and Verifier.

Early in the nineties Walter left teaching to concentrate on his own artwork both as a painter and as a sculptor. In particular he developed highly rated work in slip-cast sculpture and began to exhibit his sculptures in galleries throughout the UK. Accordingly it is for his sculpting that he has become best known although his painting, particularly his figurative work, is highly rated.

In 1990 Walter won the SPA Alistair Dunn Award and recently he has been teaching sculpture in West Virginia, USA.

His sculptures are popular and can be found in many galleries in the UK as well as Belgium and the USA. He is a Professional Member of Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen and he has paintings in the collection of Lord Doune.

Walter created a ceramic mural displayed in his home town centre of Alloa and has made the centrepiece for the historical exhibition at Abbot’s House, Dunfermline.

Today he works from his home studio in Alloa and his work is in much demand. His sculptures are usually made in limited editions and in various finishings – the Gallery owners are delighted to offer a range of Walter’s creations within the Opening Exhibition.