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

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

School sculpture workshop a hoot!

I have just completed a week long residency in Dunchurch Infant and Nursery School near Rugby. I spent 5 days in the school, generating ideas and working with the children to design the work and then to carve the Portland Limestone Sculpture. The 1m tall piece was carved with the help of all 180 children [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00October 26th, 2015|Schools projects, 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

Sir Bobby Robson day

To commemorate the extraordinary life of Sir Bobby Robson, the Football Association have declared today as Sir Bobby Robson Day as it is 5 years since his death. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is still going strong today and continues to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for cancer research and treatment. Needless to say, [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:25+00:00July 31st, 2014|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Sculpture installed at the Church of the Holy Nativity

On friday I travelled up to Newcastle upon Tyne with the circular Portland Limestone sculpture for the Church of the Holy Nativity in Westerhope. Following the monsoon that drenched us upon our arrival, the piece was hoisted into place and now forms the focal point of the newly relandscaped garden.

By |2019-02-13T17:22:38+00:00August 21st, 2012|Sculpture|2 Comments

Sculptures nearing completion.

As you can see I have been very busy lately completing these 2 sculptures. The foreground sculpture is for the Church of the Holy Nativity in Newcastle and will be installed in the next week or so. It is carved from Portland Limestone and represents peace through the carving of the olive branches, if you [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:38+00:00August 10th, 2012|Memorials, Sculpture|0 Comments

Course has a happy ending.

Last weekend I hosted my final stone carving weekend of this year. Those who took part worked extremely hard for 2 days to create the flower, the otter, the "paisley" shape, the torso and the Picasso sculpture (not in the picture). Everyone chose to carve Portland Limestone, excellent for beginners, quite soft [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:50+00:00October 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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