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 […]

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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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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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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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Portland Limestone Sculpture

I have recently finished this small Portland Limestone sculpture for a friend who had recently lost a number of close family members. The sculpture contains a number of stacked books, each book has a title that is relevant to each person they are remembering, whether it is their favourite book or the title of a […]

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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 […]

By |Monday 9 October 2017|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on Mining Memorial in Mind

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 […]

By |Thursday 21 September 2017|public art, Sculpture|Comments Off on Granite sculptures good as new

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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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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