Exhibitions

Joy to the heart

  Last night I caught an interview on the television with Isabella Tree of Knepp Wildland, about the re-wilding of the once intensively farmed estate in West Sussex. Of course my ears pricked up at the mention of Turtle Doves, as they have been my preoccupation of late (for this exhibition).  Throughout the interview birdsong […]

In the Workshop today – Turtle Doves

  Said to represent innocence, purity and enduring love, Turtle Dove lore in deeply notched into our minds – seen in art, poetry, Shakespeare, Egyptian carvings, they were even said to draw the heavenly chariot of Aphrodite herself! The name seems strange doesn’t it, but they’re not in any way related to turtles, these doves […]

Handmade Oxford

  Handmade Oxford – the International Contemporary Arts Festival is my next exhibition.  Preparations, and putting finishing touches to pieces are keeping me busy here and I’m very much looking forward to showing my new sculpture. The Festival is being held at Waterperry Gardens from the 27th to 30th June 2019 10 am – 6 […]

Sherborne Gallery

  I’m currently just putting finishing touches to pieces for an exhibition at the Elementum Gallery in Sherborne, Dorset. A little while ago I wrote about stone and carving – In Conversation with Stone for Elementum – a journal of nature and story. Recently, due to its growing success, the journal moved to new premises, […]

Inspired by Birds

  All my bird sculpture is now delivered to the exhibition at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.  We all got a bit dizzy on route, as I got caught up on the ‘loop traffic’ system in the city centre, and seemed to go round and round rather than getting anywhere.  We got […]

Turtle Dove Conservation – Exhibition

  Last year I went to a talk about the Turtle Dove Project in North Yorkshire and was really inspired by the work that was being done. At the time I really wanted to do something to help too, and began to make my surrounds a little more Turtle Dove friendly.  I have wondered if […]

An exhibition for bird lovers

    In the workshop I’m busily making new work for my first exhibition of 2019 at the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds – the show is called Tweet – aptly, as all the pieces on display are works inspired by the beauty of birds. The line-up includes a range of disciplines – […]

A showcase of carving skills at York Minster

  The York Minster Stone Carving Festival 2018 is next weekend – 18th and 19th August.  I’ve been thinking for ages what I might carve during the two days.  The theme is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’,  and months ago I decided on an insect of some sort, but have changed my mind many times […]

York Minster Stone Carving Festival 2018

  I heard yesterday from the Stoneyard at York Minster that I have been allocated a place at the York Minster Stone Carving Festival 2018.  This will be a new experience for me as I haven’t carved at a Festival before, or for that matter, ever attended one. It is an international Stone Carving Festival, […]

Exhibition in Southwold

  One of my very first bird-watching trips was to RSPB Nature Reserve Minsmere in Suffolk.   Over the years I’ve visited many times and enjoyed extraordinary bird views and glimpses of bittern, bearded-tits, marsh harriers, otters – I saw my first ever kingfisher there, and loved the walks along the beach, coastal lagoons and […]