Sculptor Steve Eastwood is disabled as a result of a stroke at 19. Initially the prognosis for recovery was poor, and during his lengthy period of time in rehabilitation, he was exposed to pottery and started exploring sculpture. Today, he produces sculpture and also teaches a pottery class for disabled students.
Here’s some of his work:
‘Angel of the Midlands,’ a sculpture done in limestone.
‘David and Goliath,’ a resin casting.
And a segment on him, done by the BBC. It’s a bit patronising, especially at the end, but I thought some people might be interested in seeing him at work in his studio:
Transcript below the fold! (Note, this appearance is from 2008.)