What a gathering of beautiful work

  An appreciative flow of visitors bought, talked and admired the work on display at Masham Town Hall for the Crafted by Hand exhibition last weekend. Towards the end of each day the sun, low in the sky, illuminated my stand through the upstairs Masham Town Hall windows and gave a golden glow to my […]

Crafted by Hand exhibition

  This weekend I’m exhibiting at Crafted by Hand in Masham for their two day Autumn show.  Today is busy with final fettling of new pieces, painting plinths and getting packed up for an early start tomorrow. Crafted by Hand   Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November, 2017 Masham Town Hall 10 am – 4 […]

And the artwork was beautiful

  A family visited my stand at Art& show York at the weekend and one of the youngsters left a note in my Visitor Book about his experience of the show, which summarizes the event perfectly I think …. ‘and the artwork was beautiful’. It was such a busy weekend so I didn’t manage to […]

Tall-tailed Bird

  Here is my sculpture Tall-tailed Bird, carved in Cornish Soapstone – the one I was sanding the other day.  The sculpture is now finished and polished ready for my exhibition at the weekend. Art& York exhibition –  Friday 27,  Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, 2017 – I’m on Stand No. 83. Look forward […]

Autumn Sculpture Trail

  RHS Garden Harlow Carr looked magnificent yesterday when I delivered my pieces for the Autumn Sculpture Trail. There are around 40 sculptures placed around the garden and the RHS have published a Trail map so you can find them all.  My pieces are along the streamside, in a little cluster near one another – […]

In the workshop today – finishing touches

  I’ve been putting finishing touches to my Cuckoo sculpture so it will be ready for the Wildlife Sculpture exhibition at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate which I’m setting up tomorrow. As can happen with carving, the likeness and look of a piece can change in an instant on removal of the smallest chip […]

Essential Form

  Essential Form is  opening on Sunday 27th August, 2017 at the White Fox Gallery in Coldstream and features my stone sculpture. Here are a couple of Flock members now polished and ready for delivery to the gallery.  There will also be stone carving and sculpture in steel, bronze and clay on show. Other sculptors […]

Art& York 2017 – your special invite

  I know it seems some time away, but in ‘stone sculpture making’ terms it is no time at all so the event is firmly in my mind.  There are pieces I’ll be showing which visitors last year encouraged me to carve, so I’m looking forward to sharing these with you in October, but for […]

Stretching Rabbit Sculpture

  After the meadow next to my workshop was cut, I watched rabbits enjoying the stubble and rows of hay.  They collected mouthfulls of the drying grass, pawing and digging through it for particular strands to carry off. The geese hiss at them coming through the fence with their bounty – there’s stamping of hind […]

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery

  Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, near Leeds was originally founded by a group of local clothiers in 1829 when they invested together to purchase land and build a woollen scribbling (combing and carding) and fulling (scouring and milling) mill. It has quite a history – in 1882 the majority share-holder Edwin Woodhouse became the […]