Welsh Slate Memorial for an old friend.

With great sadness I have just finished carving and installed a memorial for an old friend who tragically died almost 2 years ago. Aside from being a really nice bloke, Chris was a farmer and the wheat carved onto his memorial stone is copied directly from wheat taken from his farm. The stone is Welsh [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00August 14th, 2015|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments

Huge turnout for Armed Services Day

Yesterday I attended the National Memorial Arboretum where Armed Forces Day was marked with services, parades, a fly past and a number of other events attended by over 4000 people. It was a terrific occasion and it was great to see so many people taking the time to look at the Naval Service Memorial that [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00June 28th, 2015|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

National Memorial Arboretum talks

The National Memorial Arboretum will be running talks about featured memorials on the last Thursday of every month during 2015. The first 2 talks on the 26th of Jan and the 26th of Feb will be on the coloured glass Naval Service Memorial that I created and installed in summer last year and the Bevin [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:24+00:00January 20th, 2015|Memorials|0 Comments

2 new memorials completed.

While I have been working on the granite sculptures outdoors for a few months, a few wet days have sent me inside from time to time which has allowed me time to carve these 2 Welsh slate headstones. One depicts a series of randomly dispersed flowers that are inspired by a combination of the James [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:24+00:00December 3rd, 2014|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments

Granite sculptures near completion

Over the last few weeks I have been working on a series of sculptures soon to be installed in a meadow in Quorn in Leicestershire. The project consists of carving 6 granite boulders, quarried locally. The content of each stone has been inspired by feedback from the local community through consultations and workshops. Currently I [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:24+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Sculptures are better when the sun shines.

On a visit back to my native north east last weekend, I called into the Baltic to have a peak at the Daniel Buren exhibition. Fortunately the sun was shining which allowed the coloured glass ceiling panels to project stunning coloured reflections onto the floor of the gallery space. The colours are bounced around the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:24+00:00October 10th, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Sir Bobby Robson day

To commemorate the extraordinary life of Sir Bobby Robson, the Football Association have declared today as Sir Bobby Robson Day as it is 5 years since his death. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is still going strong today and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for cancer research and treatment. Needless to say, [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:25+00:00July 31st, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Pause for reflection

Now that the dust has settled around the Naval service Memorial, it has begun to bed into its surroundings at the National Memorial Arboretum. The sun has been kind this week and has been projecting coloured reflections onto the granite terrace in the keen gaze of the Kilkenny Limestone sailor. The shadow created by these [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00June 24th, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Dedication of the Naval Service Memorial.

The Naval Service Memorial was dedicated yesterday by Prince Michael of Kent in front of around 2500 people at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. It was a fantastic occasion that was marked by a fly past, a band, over 100 standards and 1500 veterans. It is the culmination of over a year of hard [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00June 16th, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial installed

It has taken the best part of 18 months to get to this point but I am delighted to say that the coloured glass Naval Service Memorial was finally installed this week at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The memorial sculpture which consists of 13 panels of coloured glass, a carved Kilkenny Limestone figure [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00June 13th, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments