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

On site with the Naval Service Memorial

Work is now well underway on the the Naval Service Memorial groundworks on site at the National Memorial Arboretum. The foundations and footings for the glassworks are in place with phase 2, the foundations for the granite terrace being dug out. The glass itself has been printed and toughened and will be ready to install [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00April 28th, 2014|Earthworks, Memorials|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial journey

            2010-01-01 12.04.56 copy Some exciting progress with the glass for the Naval Service Memorial being screen printed last week. Click the link above to see one of the panels being printed at Proto Studios in Wiltshire. The next stage is a journey up to County Durham for the toughening [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00April 1st, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

John Smith V.C. to be honoured in Ticknall

I am delighted to have been asked to make a plaque to commemorate the achievement of Sergeant John Smith who was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857. John was a shoe makers son who was brought up in the small Derbyshire village of Ticknall. During the Indian Mutiny, serving as a Sergeant in the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:34+00:00October 20th, 2013|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments

An ashes summer

I will soon be starting work on a large granite sculpture of 2 cricketers. The sculpture stands on the site of a former cricket pitch in Leicestershire and commemorates a number of former players whose ashes were spread on the site. The sculpture will be carved in Mountsorrel granite, the same stone that I used to [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:34+00:00July 24th, 2013|Memorials, Sculpture, stone carving weekend|0 Comments

Saturday, Sunday, Monday….

That was a crazy few days. I spent saturday at an exhibition in Quorn in Leicestershire where the work produced by local children and adults from the workshops that we have been running was on display. The exhibition, part of the public art project to produce some large scale public art works for a meadow in the [...]