Half a lifetime carving letters in stone

Half a lifetime carving letters in stone. In December 1995 I set up a small workshop in a craft centre in Leicestershire having left art college earlier that year. My intention was to sell small sculptures from this workshop to the general public. Very quickly it became apparent that this was going be extremely difficult. [...]

By |2024-05-31T11:53:29+01:00May 31st, 2024|lettering, Memorials, public art, Sculpture, sundial, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Half a lifetime carving letters in stone

Mesothelioma memorial unveiled today

New memorial for Mesothelioma unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum Today saw the dedication of a stone sculpture that I have been working on honouring all serving and veteran members of the British Armed Forces with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The memorial sculpture has been installed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The sculpture [...]

By |2023-10-16T17:55:36+01:00October 16th, 2023|giant sculpture, lettering, Memorials, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Mesothelioma memorial unveiled today

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

400th Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

400th Memorial Unveiled The 400th memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, for the Naafi, was unveiled this week. I have been working on the Naafi memorial at my workshop over the last few months and last week it was installed and and dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. I hadn't been aware until [...]

By |2021-10-19T16:41:01+01:00October 19th, 2021|glass sculpture, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on 400th Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum

QLR memorial complete

In 2016, I was approached by the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and asked to help with the design and construction of a memorial that was to commemorate all those who served in their Regiment. They were very specific, the memorial was to be situated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and dedicated on the 23rd [...]

By |2020-12-23T13:15:55+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Memorials, public art, Sculpture|Comments Off on QLR memorial complete

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

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

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

Scout Memorial complete

Scout Memorial unveiled. The Scout Memorial that I have been working on for the past 2 years was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire last week. The dedication ceremony was held in front of a crowd of 2000 Scouts who had travelled from all over the UK for the event. The memorial sculpture [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:21+00:00June 16th, 2016|Memorials, public art|0 Comments
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