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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:18+00:00October 9th, 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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00September 21st, 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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Mosaic and stone artworks installed

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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00August 29th, 2017|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Leicestershire

Big relief in Sheffield

New relief sculpture arrives in Sheffield The relief carving of the railway men that I have been working on over the last few months was installed in the Brightside area of Sheffield last week. The 4.5m long carving of the life sized industrial figures now rests in a perimeter wall of a new BMW premises [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00July 12th, 2017|public art|Comments Off on Big relief in Sheffield

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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00June 26th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 29 Flowers sculpture settling in.

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. Click here to see a short [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00May 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Figurative sculpture almost finished

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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Steady progress on figurative sculpture carving

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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00April 10th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on New sandstone relief carving underway

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 [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on 29 Flowers sculpture installed