Illona Morrice is a sculptor based in Moray. Born in Copenhagen, into an artistic environment - her mother was a potter and her father was a painter - she grew up surrounded by the workings of her mother's workshop, and soon started sculpting her own works.
Illona has exhibited since the age of seventeen. On leaving college, she opened her own studio/gallery in the centre of Copenhagen. Subsequently, her marraige to a British man brought her to England and then eventaully to Scotland, where she now lives and works up in beautiful Moray. Illona is a keen mountaineer and spends many days on Scottish hills summer and winter and can often be seen rockclimbing on seacliffs near her home. The rocks and mountains give great inspiration to many sculptures, the natural weathering of the stones and rocks are a constant source of wonder. The last few years her work has become more abstract, parred down to the essentials, some work is produced in bronze in limited editions or one offs, others are in stoneware sometimes painted these are all one offs. Lately she has been carving in soft stone, these are also unique being handcarved and handpolished no two are ever the same.