New sculptures for the South Downs

I have begun working on a series of pieces for a project in the South Downs. Over the coming months I will be creating 8 new sculptures which will be situated in the rare and distinctive heathlands of the South Downs in East Sussex.

The new sculptures will focus on some of the bespoke aspects of […]

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WW1 memorial unveiled in Coalville

 

WW1 Memorial unveiled in Coalville to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War

A while ago, I was asked to create a memorial for the Leicestershire town of Coalville to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War. I worked alongside a local Heritage group and we decided that the sculpture […]

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Sculpture for Nestle site unveiled

Last week saw the unveiling of a new sculpture for the Nestle site in Hatton in Derbyshire. The sculpture is one of four pieces which form part of the Saltbrook Heritage Trail. The sculpture trail sits along a new footpath and bridleway that skirts around the outskirts of the Town’s iconic factory and celebrates the […]

By |Tuesday 16 October 2018|public art|Comments Off on Sculpture for Nestle site unveiled

Good progress on Derbyshire sculpture

Derbyshire sculpture nears completion.

The sculpture that I have been working on for the past few weeks is nearing completion. The Woodkirk sandstone piece is destined for the Derbyshire village of Hatton where a sculpture trail will depict some of the industries that have influenced the development of the village. The sculpture that I have been […]

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Railwaymen sculpture bedding in

I drove through Sheffield last week and it was great to see the railwaymen sculpture bedding in. It is almost a year since the 4.5 m long sandstone sculpture was installed in Brightside, Sheffield. The site, now owned by BMW was formerly the heart of Sheffield’s railway industry. The place was once teeming with railway […]

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Exciting new sculpture projects imminent

I am just about to start work on some exciting new sculpture projects. As ever with large scale public art works, they take time to design and also to go through planning. Hopefully they will be worth the wait. The next piece that I will be working on is a Woodkirk sandstone sculpture that will […]

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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 2013.

Bevin […]

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Granite sculptures good as new

Quorn granite sculptures revisited

A couple of years ago I was asked to create a series of granite culptures for a new housing development in Quorn in Leicestershire. Few people will know but merely a stones throw from this quiet Leicestershire village is the largest granite quarry in Europe. Most UK granite is found in Scotland […]

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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 10th […]

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Big relief in Sheffield

New relief sculpture arrives in Sheffield
The relief carving of the railway men that I have been working on over the last few months was installed in the Brightside area of Sheffield last week. The 4.5m long carving of the life sized industrial figures now rests in a perimeter wall of a new BMW premises in […]

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