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

New Paving Artwork

Paving artwork unveiled A new paving artwork has been unveiled in Northamptonshire. The design celebrates the Brampton Valley Way, a former railway line, now a 14 mile long cycle route and nature trail in Beckon Fields, Northamptonshire. The paved sculpture incorporates 25m of engraved sandstone paving and runs around the outside of a childrens play [...]

By |2024-05-30T16:53:54+01:00October 26th, 2023|Earthworks, land art, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on New Paving Artwork

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

Caernarfon Sculptures Complete

The sculptures that I have been working on for Caernarfon castle over the past 2 years or so have been completed and installed. The stone sculptures are inspired by the craftsmen who would have worked on the castle, one of the finest examples of its type, built in the middle ages. On entering the castle, [...]

By |2022-11-28T15:54:07+00:00November 28th, 2022|Earthworks, giant sculpture, public art, Sculpture, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Caernarfon Sculptures Complete

Giant stone sculpture

I am making good progress on my latest giant stone sculpture. The sculpture takes the form of a giant pair of hands. It weighs in the region of around 8 tonnes having weighed in at a whopping 14 tonnes when it was delivered to my Leicestershire workshop in December. Despite the dreadful storms over the [...]

By |2022-03-01T17:07:23+00:00March 1st, 2022|giant sculpture, public art, Sculpture, stone seating|Comments Off on Giant stone sculpture

New giant sculpture

I have just taken delivery of a number of blocks of stone which together will help to create a new giant sculpture. The blocks of buff and red sandstone are assembled in layers but will be carved into one huge artwork measuring 3m x 2m x 1m high.  The total weight on delivery was probably [...]

By |2022-01-10T16:36:42+00:00January 10th, 2022|land art, public art, Sculpture, sundial|Comments Off on New giant sculpture

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

Railway sculpture ready for install

The railway sculpture that I have been working on for a couple of months is due to be installed in the coming weeks. The stone sculpture, carved in relief weighs 5 tonnes, is almost 2m high and 2m wide. Inspiration for the artwork was taken from Leighton Buzzard light railway where the volunteers have sought [...]

By |2021-07-07T17:00:35+01:00July 7th, 2021|land art, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Railway sculpture ready for install

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

Carvings in the Heathlands

8 Stone carvings in the Heathlands in the South Downs in Sussex and Hampshire The carvings in the Heathlands that I completed last year have finally been unveiled. The 8 sandstone sculptures celebrate the unique flora and fauna of these amazing locations in the South of England. The carvings include a Field Cricket, a grass [...]

By |2020-09-07T10:26:05+01:00September 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Carvings in the Heathlands
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