Sam Clayton – Board Member

Sam Clayton is a sculptor and freelance visual arts project manager. He works with artists and venues on demanding and complex installations and also works in North Wales as studio manager for renowned British sculptor David Nash.
For the last 25 years he has worked all over the world making sculptures with artists including Andy Goldsworthy.
His sculptural work usually begins with a given location, investigating and immersing himself in new environments through walking, maps and archive research. He often works in collaboration with fellow artist Mark Jacobs – their
dialogue manifesting as an installation. They recently completed their second piece at ‘Sculpture in the Wild’ in Montana, USA.


What expertise do you bring to the board?

Technical knowledge, problem solving and networks

What excites you about IOU – why are you a board member?

Helping artists achieve their vision has been the focus of my professional life – IOU’s new direction as facilitator and enabler ‘Creation Centre’ means I can use my broad experience to help.

Tell us about a cultural experience, past or present that has inspired you the most.

I have helped build most of my favourite sculptures (!) but the James Turrell show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park still stands out as one of the best exhibitions I’ve ever experienced.