the Master of African Nouveau
The Woodrow Nash Studio and Gallery houses one of most renowned collections of ceramic tribal art in the world – they are the highly raved creations of Woodrow Nash. The intriguing ceramic sculptures present an innovative marriage of 15th Century Benin and 18th Century French Nouveau, creating what he has coined “African Nouveau”.
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See Woodrow in studio
This video reveals rarely seen corners of the artist’s studio and shows him forming the expression on a female bust. Watch as Woodrow reveals some of his latest pieces and demonstrates the technique that brings his art to life.
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Nathifa, Counsel on Belief
What matters is not the belief a person holds, but the strength of the convictio. We are all conditioned from the cradle. this conditioning may appear superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot education a person wholly out of his beliefs because conviction is a more dangerous enemy of truth than lies.
Raziya, Counsel on Truth
Truth is rarely written in ink, but more commonly found in nature. It is the breath of life to human kind, where it passes through three stages before it is recognized as truth: In the first stage, it is ridiculed. In the second stage, it is opposed. In the third stage, it is regard as self-evident.
Zoakiyah, Counsel on Adversity
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but that which cannot be torn, so that we are forced to see ourselves as we really are. We then turn to God for help when we are revealed, only to learn that it is God who gives us the revelation.
Thema, What of Courage
Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. It is not the absence of fear, but the acknowledgment that something besides fear is more important. It is the sum total of strength and wisdom.
Rukiya, Counsel on Vanity
Vanity is so secure in the hearts of man. Everyone wants to be admired. To cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others, concern yourself only with how you appear before God.
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Labour of Love
Some creative types seem to know what they want to do with their lives from the moment they are cognizant. For others, it is a fascinating, intellectual and emotional adventure, a journey of discovery – and a labour of love. In the tradition of the great masters, Woodrow Nash’s consuming passion to elevate the human spirit takes the form of sculptures.

He builds a sense of mystery and charisma into each piece. Through his sculptures, Nash achieves his goal of integrating expression, complex symbolism and sophisticated aesthetics to yield striking embodiments of the human soul and sensuality.