Graham Ibbeson, The People's Sculptor. Signed Hardback Book
Graham Ibbeson, The People's Sculptor: Bronze, Clay and Life. Signed Hardback Biography Published 2012
Much of Grahams work has revolved around childhood. His early years figure in much of his amusing fibre glass work and characters such as George and Eric are based on Graham and his cousin, Paul.
His own humour responds to the distant sounds of boyhood and in a way this book is a celebration of childhood and laughter.
It also traces the setbacks and triumphs of an artist who was born in a mining village and who produced a national icon, the Eric Morecambe statue, which helped to turn the economic tide in the Lancashire resort of Morecambe.
The book outlines the stories behind other notable public statues, including Laurel and Hardy, Les Dawson, Dickie Bird and Cary Grant.
It is both an informative and entertaining book about the life and times of the peoples sculptor, a man whose craftsmanship has left an elegant and permanent mark on more than 30 of the countrys townscapes