10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment memorial underway

After a couple of years of designing, consulting, redesigning, consulting and redesigning, the memorial sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is finally underway. The 3 piece Woodkirk sandstone sculpture will be located on land formerly used as a drop zone for the Battalion, just outside of Somerby in Leicestershire. The Battalion were [...]

By |2019-05-04T11:21:26+00:00May 4th, 2019|lettering, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment memorial underway

Mining Memorial in Mind

Bevin Boy Mining Memorial It was during a visit to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield last week that I came across Henry Moore's excellent drawing of Bevin Boy miners. It put me in mind of the mining memorial that I created for the Bevin Boys, sited at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire back in [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:18+00:00October 9th, 2017|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on Mining Memorial in Mind

Memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Leicestershire

Work begins on fundraising for a new memorial in Leicestershire For a while, I have been working with the Friends of the 10th, a group who this week are setting out on a fundraising campaign with a view to creating a new war memorial in Somerby in Leicestershire. The memorial will pay tribute to the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00August 29th, 2017|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Leicestershire

Royal unveiling for the Guinea Pig Club memorial

Royal unveiling of new memorial sculpture Last week saw the Royal unveiling of the memorial for the Guinea Pig Club. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was present at the National Memorial Arboretum to remove the Union Flag that covered the 2m tall slate monument. He was watched by 7 of the remaining 22 members of [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00November 8th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art|0 Comments

Sculpture unveiling and award announcement this week.

Guinea Pig Club Memorial unveiling and PMSA award this week. A busy and exciting week is in store. Following it's installation last week, The Guinea Pig Club memorial that I have been working on for a while is being unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh while later [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00October 30th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial short-listed for public sculpture award

Memorial short-listed for public sculpture award I am delighted to announce that "The Naval Service Memorial" that I designed, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, has been short-listed for the PMSA Marsh Award for excellence in Public Sculpture. I was extremely honoured to have been selected to create the Naval Service Memorial and was pleased [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00October 11th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, Sculpture|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial on the Equinox

Image of the Naval Service Memorial taken on the Equinox Thanks to Dave Evans for forwarding me this image of the Naval Service Memorial taken on the 22nd September. The memorial commemorates and celebrates the Naval Service and all of those associated with it. Commissioned by the Royal Naval Association, I worked on this project [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00September 22nd, 2016|land art, lettering, Memorials, public art, Sculpture|0 Comments

Guinea Pig Club Memorial latest

Guinea Pig Club Memorial underway I have begun carving work on the Guinea Pig Club Memorial which will be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum on the 2nd November. The Guinea Pig Club was established in 1941 by Allied Service airmen who had suffered severe burns. They were treated by pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00September 4th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Human Stone Sundial ready for installation

Stone sundial complete I have been working on a giant Human stone sundial for some months. Although work was temporarily postponed due to carrying out the work on the Scout Memorial Project, I have now been able to complete the carving of the 22 stone giant timepiece. The stone sundial has been commissioned by the [...]

Bevin Boy wins British Empire medal

In 2011, a gentleman called Harry Parkes arrived at my workshop with a sketch of a memorial that he had in mind to commemorate the Bevin Boys that he wanted to erect at the National Memorial Arboretum. Harry explained that the Bevin Boys were young British men conscripted to work down the coal mines during [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:22+00:00January 2nd, 2016|lettering, Memorials, relief carving|0 Comments