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

Sculptures settling in at the National Memorial Arboretum

Sculptures settling into their surroundings at the National Memorial Arboretum I dropped in to the National Memorial Arboretum  in Staffordshire a couple of weeks ago and was delighted to see how the memorial sculptures that I have installed there over the last 4 years or so have settled in. The memorial for the Bevin Boy [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00February 19th, 2017|Memorials, public art|Comments Off on Sculptures settling in at the National Memorial Arboretum

TV interview features large scale sculptures

East Midlands Today interview at my workshop focuses on large scale sculptures.   East Midlands Today ran a small piece over the Christmas period which featured a number of the large scale sculptures that I have been working on over the last 12 months or so. BBC reporter Victoria Hicks visited my workshop at the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00January 15th, 2017|public art, Sculpture|0 Comments

Royal unveiling for the Guinea Pig Club memorial

Royal unveiling of new memorial sculpture Last week saw the Royal unveiling of the memorial for the Guinea Pig Club. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was present at the National Memorial Arboretum to remove the Union Flag that covered the 2m tall slate monument. He was watched by 7 of the remaining 22 members of [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00November 8th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art|0 Comments

Sculpture unveiling and award announcement this week.

Guinea Pig Club Memorial unveiling and PMSA award this week. A busy and exciting week is in store. Following it's installation last week, The Guinea Pig Club memorial that I have been working on for a while is being unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh while later [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00October 30th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial short-listed for public sculpture award

Memorial short-listed for public sculpture award I am delighted to announce that "The Naval Service Memorial" that I designed, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, has been short-listed for the PMSA Marsh Award for excellence in Public Sculpture. I was extremely honoured to have been selected to create the Naval Service Memorial and was pleased [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00October 11th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, Sculpture|0 Comments

Naval Service Memorial on the Equinox

Image of the Naval Service Memorial taken on the Equinox Thanks to Dave Evans for forwarding me this image of the Naval Service Memorial taken on the 22nd September. The memorial commemorates and celebrates the Naval Service and all of those associated with it. Commissioned by the Royal Naval Association, I worked on this project [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00September 22nd, 2016|land art, lettering, Memorials, public art, Sculpture|0 Comments

Guinea Pig Club Memorial latest

Guinea Pig Club Memorial underway I have begun carving work on the Guinea Pig Club Memorial which will be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum on the 2nd November. The Guinea Pig Club was established in 1941 by Allied Service airmen who had suffered severe burns. They were treated by pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald MacIndoe [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:20+00:00September 4th, 2016|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Stone sundial installed in Leicestershire

Giant Stone Sundial installed in Leicestershire The enormous human sundial that I have been working for some time has finally been installed in its location in a field on a Woodland Trust owned site in North West Leicestershire. The stone circle consists of 20 carved sandstone elements depicting, not only an hour, but also a [...]