20 years of making stone sculpture

Anniversary of stone sculpture workshop.
This is me, 20 years ago, on the 4th December 1995, opening the doors to my tiny workshop at the Ferrers Centre of Arts and Crafts at Staunton Harold in Leicestershire. My early days were spent carving small pieces of sculptural garden furniture such as seats, birdbaths and sundials before gradually […]

By |Thursday 3 December 2015|Sculpture|0 Comments

Carved stone ruck sack and walking boots update.

Carved stone ruck sack almost complete
As you can see, I have been working on the stone ruck sack that will form part of a large memorial sculpture for the Scouts. The sculpture will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and commemorates anyone who has ever served in the Scouts. Unveiling will be […]

By |Wednesday 2 December 2015|Memorials, Sculpture, stone seating|0 Comments

The story of Tom and how he made it onto my sculpture.

This is a stone sculpture that I made back in around 2009, I drove past it the other day. It is in a village called Ansley in Warwickshire. I remember a meeting that I had with members of the local community to discuss potential themes for their sculpture at the time. There were so many […]

By |Wednesday 18 November 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments

Work begins on a memorial for the Scouts

I am delighted to say that work has finally begun on a new memorial to be sited at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The memorial commemorates anyone who has served in the Scouting Association, be it Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Venture Scouts. I have been working on this project for over 12 months so […]

By |Friday 6 November 2015|Earthworks, land art, Memorials, Sculpture, stone seating|1 Comment

School sculpture workshop a hoot!

I have just completed a week long residency in Dunchurch Infant and Nursery School near Rugby. I spent 5 days in the school, generating ideas and working with the children to design the work and then to carve the Portland Limestone Sculpture. The 1m tall piece was carved with the help of all 180 children […]

By |Monday 26 October 2015|Schools projects, Sculpture|0 Comments

Time for a new sculpture

I have just begun work on a new project to create a huge human sundial. The giant sandstone clock will consist of a central stone on which a person will stand. On a sunny day their shadow will project in the direction of one of the 20 stones situated in a 15m diameter circle around […]

By |Tuesday 22 September 2015|land art, lettering, relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments

Sculpture mussels in!

“Mytilus Edilus”, the mussel sculpture that I carved in 2007 for Conwy Quayside in North Wales continues to make impromptu television cameos. Last week I spotted it on Terry and Masons Great Food Trip as the 2 peckish hosts made their way around the ancient Welsh town. Previously the 3 metre tall Kilkenny Limestone artwork […]

By |Friday 18 September 2015|Sculpture|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 |Sunday 28 June 2015|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Granite Quorn sculptures installed.

The sculptures for the site in Quorn in Leicestershire were successfully installed a few weeks ago. The ideas for the 6 granite sculptures were inspired by the local community and the resulting works include carvings of ¬†muntjac deer, foxes, bats and wild flowers which are bedding in nicely into the new flower meadow created as […]

By |Wednesday 24 June 2015|Sculpture|0 Comments

Stone Roses together one last time !

The 25 relief carved stone roses that I have been working on for the last few weeks are now complete and ready for installation. They are to go into the walls of houses on a new development in Leicestershire on the site of the old Rearsby Roses Garden Centre. The 25 carvings are all different […]

By |Wednesday 15 April 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments