William Pye British, b. 1938

William Pye was born in London and studied at Wimbledon School of Art (1958-61) and the Royal College of Art (1961-65). Famous for using metal, stone and above all water, he has proved himself a masterful sculptor and engineer.


Having spent a large part of his childhood at his family’s country home in Surrey, Pye was endlessly fascinated by the water that abounded throughout the area. He captured on camera the local ponds and pools, reflections in still water and on in its rippled surfaces; he dammed streams to make cascades and recorded the way water reacted to his interventions.