Hedgepig and Hawthorn

  Hedgepig – Hedgehog sculpture carved in Ancaster Weatherbed Limestone At the moment I’m feeding a Hedgehog that is visiting the garden, it appears just as the light is fading each evening.  It moves very fast at times, surprising me with how quickly it runs.  These bursts are interspersed with  moments when it is still, […]

Barn Owl Sculpture

  Barn Owl sculpture carved in Hazeldean Sandstone – 15″ x 7″ x 15″ The Barn Owl sculpture is made by hand chiselling a solid block of Hazeldean Sandstone using the method of direct carving.  The details of the wings and feet are delicately cut with a sharp flat chisel in an artistically minimalist way.  […]

Water Vole sculpture

  Water Vole sculpture carved in Yorkstone When not eating herbs and grasses at the water’s edge, Water Voles are digging their burrows in the soft soily banks or sniffing the air to check for intruders to their territory.          

Swallow sculpture in progress

  Stone sculpture in progress depicting a Swallow momentarily perched.  The carving is in Cornish Soapstone and will be polished once I’ve completed the shaping, slimming and refining. A swallow pair nested here at the workshop this year, raising five youngsters and so I’m surrounded by their happy sounding chirruping as I carve.  I watched […]

Mole Sculpture

  A sculpture, straight out of the animal world, carved in Cornish Soapstone (Polyphant) depicting a Mole ready to put its huge front digging paws to use and burrow underground. The stone piece used for carving Mole has beautiful colouring, which has been fully celebrated in the refined finish and polished smooth surface. Mole sculpture […]

My Otter sculpture’s fabulous garden

  I’ve just received this stunning image from my customers, showing their Otter sculpture now in place. Otter is beautifully positioned on a stone wall topped with sandstone slabs.  The wall incorporates steps leading upward to a central flower bed and planted borders following the arc of a protectively enclosing outer wall. Otter’s gentle curves […]

Otter at Rest

  Over the past few days I’ve been putting finishing touches to my latest Otter sculpture.  It has been so hot I’ve had to rest too.  A burst of work and then stand back and cool down. Tomorrow it is being delivered to its new home and I’m very excited to see it in-situ in […]

The Corncrake by Frank Rennie

  This book – The Corncrake – An Ecology of an Enigma by Frank Rennie has come to the top of my ‘to read’ book pile. I wanted to know more about this bird, having sculpted a pair of Corncrakes, and how lucky I am that Whittles Publishing launched The Corncrake this year.  Frank Rennie […]

Nuthatch Nest

  I had an inkling that this hollow might become a nest site for a Nuthatch pair.  Earlier in the year when we had the unexpected snow flurry in March I saw a Nuthatch flying from the hole with beakfulls of snow.  It was excavating the entrance which had become filled and after pecking and […]

Would-be Windhover

  At the moment I’m listening to the Kestrel chicks in the nest box at my workshop.  Each day their pips and calls get louder, and more recognisably bird of prey.  Their shuffling more frequent and noisy. They’ll start putting their heads out of the nest box entrance hole very soon and see the outside […]