Collection for GNCCF online

  I’m working hard just now putting finishing touches to my collection for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Spring edition. The Fair is online from 21 – 22 May 2022 – more details here >> For this Spring collection I’ve made new vases, pots and small sculpture and am excited to show them […]

Corncrake Couple

  Corncrakes (or Land Rails as they are sometimes known) are rather secretive birds, usually taking refuge in tall vegetation where they search for insects and seeds. They’re summer visitors to Britain, arriving mid April.  The male will look for a suitable breeding site and start to sing for a mate.  Once the mating has […]

The Buzzard

  The Buzzard sculpture carved in sandstone – work in progress.   Over the past few weeks the cries from Buzzards have become more determined and persistent.  This follows a stage of display flights.  Now they collect nest material. Buzzards use old twigs, small branches, and bark to construct a solid nest usually in the […]

Nest Exhibition

  The Egg Maker – carved in Yorkstone This bird sculpture is one of the pieces I’m showing at NEST an exhibition at Watermark Gallery which runs throughout April. It is an exhibition all about birds, wonderful birds.  Seven artists are coming together for this group show with their own individual depictions, in print, paint […]

Huddled Hares Sculpture

  Huddled Hares carved in Yorkstone are part of the collection being shown at Connect Art Fair by Norton Way Gallery.   Connect Art Fair, London’s Independent Art Fair is held at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 from 23 – 27 March 2022.   Norton Way Gallery can be found on Stand 9. Connect Art […]

Fauna – Art of the Wild

  The exhibition Fauna: Art of the Wild is now open at the Gallery by the Lakes and Cop Crag Bird here joined  my Hedgehog, Crake and Cherty Bird for this exceptional collection of wildlife inspired art. I’ve picked a couple of favourite pieces from the exhibition – do have a look at Bog Myrtle […]

October Hare

  My latest sculpture of a Hare carved in Yorkstone – the hare is in a sitting position, looking out across the grassland on this lovely sunny October day. Mostly when I see a Hare it is running.  Sometimes in the lane one runs ahead of me, looking for a familiar gate in the hedgerow […]

The Beautiful & Useful Fair

  This weekend I’m showing a selection of beautiful (I think!) and useful stone vases and a small range from my garden ornament collection – a birdbath, sundials, pots, and planters. The Beautiful & Useful Fair is being held at Sussex Prairies in Henfield and is open on Saturday and Sunday.  I can’t wait to […]

Meadowing exhibition

  Today in the studio I’m putting finishing touches to these moths and butterflies, ready for my Meadowing exhibition at Mortall Gallery in Barnard Castle. The small collection of stone sculptures for the exhibition are pieces inspired by the meadow and grassland surrounding my workshop. This year the meadow has been exceptional, the grasses have […]

Beautiful & Useful Fair

  Today I received the flyers for the Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair at Sussex Prairies where I’ll be showing my ‘beautiful and useful’ stone pieces on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021. The event partner is The English Garden magazine, so look out for details there as well (they’re running a ticket competition […]