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+00:00May 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+00:00September 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+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

Garden sculpture throwback

Garden sculpture was something that I began my career making prior to creating large scale public art and memorial works. Going back 20 years, I would regularly sell garden sculpture such as birdbaths, sundials, stone benches etc. These would be bespoke designs and I would regularly sell them at venues such as Hampton Court Palace [...]

By |2020-01-31T15:37:13+00:00January 31st, 2020|lettering, Sculpture, stone seating, stonemasonry, sundial|Comments Off on Garden sculpture throwback

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

Stonemasonry to end the year.

Stonemasonry to end the year. I have recently completed a number of stonemasonry projects to end 2019. It has been a busy year, much of has been taken up with work on the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment which was installed in September. Recently I have completed a number of memorials including [...]

By |2019-12-30T16:59:40+00:00December 30th, 2019|Memorials, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Stonemasonry to end the year.

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.