Sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum

10 years of sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum. In 2011, I was approached by a lovely elderly gentleman called Harry Parkes. He asked if I would be prepared to make a memorial to the Bevin Boy miners which would be sited at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Harry had been a former Bevin [...]

By |2021-12-09T16:11:03+00:00December 9th, 2021|Memorials, public art, Sculpture, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sculptures at the National Memorial Arboretum

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

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

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

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

Sculpture mussels in!

"Mytilus Edilus", the mussel sculpture that I carved in 2007 for Conwy Quayside in North Wales continues to make impromptu television cameos. Last week I spotted it on Terry and Masons Great Food Trip as the 2 peckish hosts made their way around the ancient Welsh town. Previously the 3 metre tall Kilkenny Limestone artwork [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00September 18th, 2015|Sculpture|0 Comments

Dedication of the Naval Service Memorial.

The Naval Service Memorial was dedicated yesterday by Prince Michael of Kent in front of around 2500 people at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. It was a fantastic occasion that was marked by a fly past, a band, over 100 standards and 1500 veterans. It is the culmination of over a year of hard [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:33+00:00June 16th, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bevin Boys finally honoured

The Bevin Boys were finally given the recognition they deserve today when the memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire was unveild today by HRH the Countess Of Wessex. The event was attended by dozens of Bevin Boys from all over the Country while the National Press were out in big numbers to mark [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:35+00:00May 7th, 2013|Memorials|0 Comments

memorial mobile unveiled

Last week the sculpture that I have been working on with Cornish Artist Peter Fluck was unveiled in a private garden in Leicestershire. Peter constructed the mesmeric mobile which was attached to the triangular Kilkenny Limestone base that I carved. The base contains an inscription, a short poem, which spairals around the stone. Peter and [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:39+00:00June 5th, 2012|lettering, Memorials|0 Comments

Bevin Boys Memorial installed at last!

Having waited so long to be formally recognised, the irony of the memorial taking such a long time will not be lost on those who served not in the armed forces but down Britains coal mines during the 2nd World War. Yes, the Bevin Boy memorial that has been over 3 years in the pipeline [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:48+00:00July 15th, 2011|Sculpture|0 Comments
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