Carved stone seating

Carved stone seating installed at memorial site. It was great to finally install the carved stone seating next to the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment last week. The carved stone seating has a profile inspired by the iconic shape of the Dakota aircraft that carried the parachutists of this regiment. The memorial, [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:46:02+00:00August 5th, 2020|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, stone seating|Comments Off on Carved stone seating

Intricate carving

I have been carrying out some intricate carving work creating a new plaque for the Almshouses in Melbourne in Derbyshire. The plaque replaces the previous one which was installed in the 1890's to commemorate the opening of the building commissioned by Thomas Cook. The intricate carving on the plaque has taken a number of days [...]

By |2020-04-13T15:09:27+00:00April 13th, 2020|lettering, Memorials, relief carving, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Intricate carving

Granite sculpture visit

Granite sculpture visit. It was lovely to visit the first granite sculpture that I have ever made last weekend. It was a commission for Mountsorrel Quarry to commemorate the opening of the old quarry to the general public back in 2009 (ish). As I sat opposite the granite quarry manager in his Leicestershire office, my [...]

By |2020-02-26T17:33:34+00:00February 26th, 2020|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Granite sculpture visit

Stone seating for memorial project complete

Stone seating that will be sited close to the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is my first completed project of 2020. The side profiles of the 2 Woodkirk sandstone seats are inspired by the iconic nose shape of the Dakota airplane from which the Battalion would have leapt when they made their [...]

By |2020-01-12T14:44:42+00:00January 12th, 2020|Memorials, public art, relief carving, stone seating, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Stone seating for memorial project complete

Remembrance service held at memorial.

A remembrance service took place at the site of the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment on Sunday. The service was held in front front of the sculpture located near Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire. One of 2 surviving members of the Battalion, who were decimated when they parachuted into Holland as [...]

By |2019-11-12T09:21:46+00:00November 12th, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on Remembrance service held at memorial.

Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture unveiled in Leicestershire. The sculpture that I have been working on over the last few months has been unveiled near Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire. The sculptural memorial remembers the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment who were stationed around the villages of Somerby, Burrough on the Hill and Thorpe Satchville near Melton Mowbray [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:41:08+00:00September 16th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture installation imminent

The commemorative memorial that I have been working on since March is complete and sculpture installation will take place next week. The 3 piece bas relief Woodkirk sandstone carving is a tribute to the men of the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment, many of whom lost their lives in the 2nd World War during Operation [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:40:27+00:00August 28th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Sculpture installation imminent

Relief carving in sandstone

The relief carving in sandstone to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is almost complete. I have been working since March on the 3 piece sculpture which captures images of the Regiment who spent 9 months in the villages near Somerby in Leicestershire during World War 2. The Regiment then took part in the [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:51:01+00:00July 25th, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carving in sandstone

Relief carved sculpture progress update

The relief carved sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is progressing very well. I began carving the work at the beginning of April and have been working on all 3 of the panels. The sculpture is almost 6m long and will be sited near Somerby in Leicestershire in September. The work recognises [...]

By |2019-07-03T22:07:46+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carved sculpture progress update

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 |2019-07-03T21:55:03+00:00May 4th, 2019|lettering, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment memorial underway