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

Intricate carving

I have been carrying out some intricate carving work creating a new plaque for the Almshouses in Melbourne in Derbyshire. The plaque replaces the previous one which was installed in the 1890's to commemorate the opening of the building commissioned by Thomas Cook. The intricate carving on the plaque has taken a number of days [...]

By |2020-04-13T15:09:27+01:00April 13th, 2020|lettering, Memorials, relief carving, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Intricate carving

Stone seating for memorial project complete

Stone seating that will be sited close to the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is my first completed project of 2020. The side profiles of the 2 Woodkirk sandstone seats are inspired by the iconic nose shape of the Dakota airplane from which the Battalion would have leapt when they made their [...]

By |2020-01-12T14:44:42+00:00January 12th, 2020|Memorials, public art, relief carving, stone seating, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Stone seating for memorial project complete

Sculpture installation imminent

The commemorative memorial that I have been working on since March is complete and sculpture installation will take place next week. The 3 piece bas relief Woodkirk sandstone carving is a tribute to the men of the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment, many of whom lost their lives in the 2nd World War during Operation [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:40:27+01:00August 28th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Sculpture installation imminent

Granite sculptures good as new

Quorn granite sculptures revisited A couple of years ago I was asked to create a series of granite culptures for a new housing development in Quorn in Leicestershire. Few people will know but merely a stones throw from this quiet Leicestershire village is the largest granite quarry in Europe. Most UK granite is found in [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00September 21st, 2017|public art, Sculpture|Comments Off on Granite sculptures good as new

Figurative sculpture almost finished

Figurative sculpture almost ready to go The figurative sculpture that I have been working on for the last few months is almost complete. It is destined for the industrial heart of the South Yorkshire City amidst the steel works and on the site of the former Brightside railway sidings. Click here to see a short [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:19+00:00May 24th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Figurative sculpture almost finished

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

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

The story of Tom and how he made it onto my sculpture.

"Tom", not "Torn" This is a stone sculpture that I made back in around 2009, I drove past it the other day. It is in a village called Ansley in Warwickshire. I remember a meeting that I had with members of the local community to discuss potential themes for their sculpture at the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:22+00:00November 18th, 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|1 Comment

Sculpture installed, and some stone roses!

The installation of the sandstone sculpture for Clay Cross in Derbyshire went smoothly last week. The piece which reflects the changing face of the town sits at the entrance to a new housing complex. It is around 1.8 metres tall and is carved in a 2 tonne boulder of Woodwork Sandstone. I will add final [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:23+00:00March 12th, 2015|relief carving, Sculpture|0 Comments
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