New giant sculpture

I have just taken delivery of a number of blocks of stone which together will help to create a new giant sculpture. The blocks of buff and red sandstone are assembled in layers but will be carved into one huge artwork measuring 3m x 2m x 1m high.  The total weight on delivery was probably [...]

By |2022-01-10T16:36:42+00:00January 10th, 2022|land art, public art, Sculpture, sundial|Comments Off on New giant sculpture

Sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum

10 years of sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum. In 2011, I was approached by a lovely elderly gentleman called Harry Parkes. He asked if I would be prepared to make a memorial to the Bevin Boy miners which would be sited at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Harry had been a former Bevin [...]

By |2021-12-09T16:11:03+00:00December 9th, 2021|Memorials, public art, Sculpture, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum

400th Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

400th Memorial Unveiled The 400th memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, for the Naafi, was unveiled this week. I have been working on the Naafi memorial at my workshop over the last few months and last week it was installed and and dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. I hadn't been aware until [...]

By |2021-10-19T16:41:01+01:00October 19th, 2021|glass sculpture, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on 400th Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

Railway sculpture ready for install

The railway sculpture that I have been working on for a couple of months is due to be installed in the coming weeks. The stone sculpture, carved in relief weighs 5 tonnes, is almost 2m high and 2m wide. Inspiration for the artwork was taken from Leighton Buzzard light railway where the volunteers have sought [...]

By |2021-07-07T17:00:35+01:00July 7th, 2021|land art, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Railway sculpture ready for install

Soroptimist memorial installed

Soroptimist Memorial installed The Soroptimist Memorial that I have been working on over the last year or so was finally installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire last week. It celebrates the wonderful work of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland. The memorial features a cylindrical carved stone plinth with women from all over [...]

By |2021-05-04T21:30:19+01:00May 4th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Soroptimist memorial installed

QLR memorial complete

In 2016, I was approached by the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and asked to help with the design and construction of a memorial that was to commemorate all those who served in their Regiment. They were very specific, the memorial was to be situated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and dedicated on the 23rd [...]

By |2020-12-23T13:15:55+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Memorials, public art, Sculpture|Comments Off on QLR memorial complete

Carvings in the Heathlands

8 Stone carvings in the Heathlands in the South Downs in Sussex and Hampshire The carvings in the Heathlands that I completed last year have finally been unveiled. The 8 sandstone sculptures celebrate the unique flora and fauna of these amazing locations in the South of England. The carvings include a Field Cricket, a grass [...]

By |2020-09-07T10:26:05+01:00September 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Carvings in the Heathlands

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+01:00August 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+01:00April 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