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

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

Scout Memorial ready for installation

Scout memorial complete In December last year I began the carving work on the Scout Memorial which will be installed in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire next week. The sculpture will sit on a green granite, 8 metre diameter base and consists of 7 large stone sculptures carved to replicate a Scout campfire scenario. [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:21+00:00May 25th, 2016|public art, relief carving, Sculpture, stone seating|0 Comments

Guinea Pig Club Memorial

A new Guinea Pig Club Memorial I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to create a memorial to the Guinea Pig Club. The Guinea Pig Club, was established in 1941, it was a social club and mutual support network for British and allied aircrew injured during World War II. Its membership was [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:21+00:00February 18th, 2016|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|1 Comment

Rearsby roses installed

Carved stone roses  installed Driving through Leicestershire the other day, it was great to see that the carved stone roses that I carved for a new housing development had been installed. I worked on the 25 Rearsby Roses carvings early last year but they have only recently been fitted into the brickwork in the new [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:22+00:00January 31st, 2016|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments

Bevin Boy wins British Empire medal

In 2011, a gentleman called Harry Parkes arrived at my workshop with a sketch of a memorial that he had in mind to commemorate the Bevin Boys that he wanted to erect at the National Memorial Arboretum. Harry explained that the Bevin Boys were young British men conscripted to work down the coal mines during [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:22+00:00January 2nd, 2016|lettering, Memorials, relief carving|0 Comments

The story of Tom and how he made it onto my sculpture.

"Tom", not "Torn" This is a stone sculpture that I made back in around 2009, I drove past it the other day. It is in a village called Ansley in Warwickshire. I remember a meeting that I had with members of the local community to discuss potential themes for their sculpture at the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:22+00:00November 18th, 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|1 Comment

Time for a new sculpture

I have just begun work on a new project to create a huge human sundial. The giant sandstone clock will consist of a central stone on which a person will stand. On a sunny day their shadow will project in the direction of one of the 20 stones situated in a 15m diameter circle around [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00September 22nd, 2015|land art, lettering, relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments

Stone Roses together one last time !

The 25 relief carved stone roses that I have been working on for the last few weeks are now complete and ready for installation. They are to go into the walls of houses on a new development in Leicestershire on the site of the old Rearsby Roses Garden Centre. The 25 carvings are all different [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00April 15th, 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments

Sculpture installed, and some stone roses!

The installation of the sandstone sculpture for Clay Cross in Derbyshire went smoothly last week. The piece which reflects the changing face of the town sits at the entrance to a new housing complex. It is around 1.8 metres tall and is carved in a 2 tonne boulder of Woodwork Sandstone. I will add final [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00March 12th, 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments
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