Stone carving workshop in Sussex schools

Stone carving for children in Sussex schools
This week I am in Sussex running some stone carving workshops in relation to the Heathlands Reunited that project that I have been involved with for some time.

The heathlands reunited project seeks to maintain and expand these important ecological areas in the South Downs National Park. As part of this, I […]

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Mosaic and stone artworks installed

New mosaic and stone sculptures installed in Leicestershire
I have been helping Nottinghamshire based mosaic artist Julie Vernon with some new mosaic and stone sculptures for a housing development in Syston in Leicestershire. The colourful tile mosaics are inspired by the “millstone” theme which is the name of the new housing development where they are located.

The […]

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29 Flowers sculpture settling in.

29 Flowers Sculpture blooming in Hathern
The giant stone sculpture, entitled “29 Flowers” is settling very nicely into its Hathern home in Leicestershire. I popped over to see it at the weekend now that the groundworks around the piece are complete. The public artwork was installed in March having taken the best part of 6 months […]

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Figurative sculpture almost finished

Figurative sculpture almost ready to go
The figurative sculpture that I have been working on for the last few months is almost complete. It is destined for the industrial heart of the South Yorkshire City amidst the steel works and on the site of the former Brightside railway sidings.

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Steady progress on figurative sculpture carving

Figurative sculpture beginning to take shape.
Work on the 4.5m long relief carving for Sheffield is well and truly underway. The Woodkirk Sandstone figurative sculpture is a new public art work for an industrial area of the city close to the steel works and the old railway sidings. The piece highlights the camaraderie between the close […]

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New sandstone relief carving underway

Sheffield relief carving begins.
I have just started work on a new piece, a relief carving which will be set into a wall in the industrial heart of Sheffield. The 4.5m x 2m Woodkirk Sandstone sculpture will be sited in the external wall of a new BMW building which has been constructed on the site of […]

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29 Flowers sculpture installed

“29 Flowers” sculpture sited in Hathern
Since June last year I have been working on this giant floral “29 Flowers” sculpture which was finally installed in the village of Hathern, Leicestershire yesterday. Constructed from 4 blocks of Woodkirk Sandstone, the piece weighed 14 tonnes when it was first delivered to my workshop. Yesterday it weighed a […]

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Guinea Pig Club Memorial latest

Guinea Pig Club Memorial underway
I have begun carving work on the Guinea Pig Club Memorial which will be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum on the 2nd November. The Guinea Pig Club was established in 1941 by Allied Service airmen who had suffered severe burns. They were treated by pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe in […]

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School stone carving workshop in Leicester

School stone carving workshop a hit
Last week I worked in Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College in Leicester running a stone carving course for 18 pupils studying for their Art A-Levels. The kids were brilliant and worked none stop for 2 days on their creations. They were carving Ancaster and Portland Limestone, both good carving […]

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Sculpture makes light reading

Scout Memorial Sculpture Underway

I have started to carve some of the stone sculpture elements for the Scout Memorial to be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The books will be carved in further detail to include “Scouting for boys” by Baden-Powell and “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling. The blocks for the main memorial […]

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