Sadly “Gust”, a stone sculpture that I made for my degree show in 1995, has been toppled from its perch in the courtyard of the Ferrers Centre of Art and Crafts in Leicestershire. I am told that a delivery driver backed into the Cadeby Limestone masterpiece and sent it crashing to the ground, smashing it into dozens of pieces. It has had couple of lucky escapes during its 18 years on the plinth including being “nudged” in a similar incident just last year. The piece was one of my first forays into stone carving so needless to say I am more than a little saddened by the incident. That said, it is the nature of the material that makes it unable to withstand hefty blows from 2 tonne delivery vehicles, so I really should have no grumbles, I ought to have made it in bronze instead.