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.

Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture unveiled in Leicestershire. The sculpture that I have been working on over the last few months has been unveiled near Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire. The sculptural memorial remembers the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment who were stationed around the villages of Somerby, Burrough on the Hill and Thorpe Satchville near Melton Mowbray [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:41:08+01:00September 16th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture installation imminent

The commemorative memorial that I have been working on since March is complete and sculpture installation will take place next week. The 3 piece bas relief Woodkirk sandstone carving is a tribute to the men of the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment, many of whom lost their lives in the 2nd World War during Operation [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:40:27+01:00August 28th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Sculpture installation imminent

Relief carving in sandstone

The relief carving in sandstone to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is almost complete. I have been working since March on the 3 piece sculpture which captures images of the Regiment who spent 9 months in the villages near Somerby in Leicestershire during World War 2. The Regiment then took part in the [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:51:01+01:00July 25th, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carving in sandstone

Relief carved sculpture progress update

The relief carved sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is progressing very well. I began carving the work at the beginning of April and have been working on all 3 of the panels. The sculpture is almost 6m long and will be sited near Somerby in Leicestershire in September. The work recognises [...]

By |2019-07-03T22:07:46+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carved sculpture progress update

10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment memorial underway

After a couple of years of designing, consulting, redesigning, consulting and redesigning, the memorial sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is finally underway. The 3 piece Woodkirk sandstone sculpture will be located on land formerly used as a drop zone for the Battalion, just outside of Somerby in Leicestershire. The Battalion were [...]

By |2019-07-03T21:55:03+01:00May 4th, 2019|lettering, public art, relief carving|Comments Off on 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment memorial underway