As a traditionally trained stonemason with a degree in sculpture, I use everything that I have learnt to carve many types of stone.
Beautiful sculptures, exact copy portraits of both animals and people and a variety of letter cutting using both calligraphy styles found in books and on the internet. I have also developed my own style which can be designed for a specific commission or to compliment a carved word or sound. House names and numbers are a speciality and I can personalise them with an image of your choosing, colour of paint or gold leaf and obviously a wide variety of locally sourced stone.
In my workshop located at Taurus Crafts on the edge of The Forest of Dean you will find me hard at work on my latest sculpture, beastie or commission. I carve Limestone from Portland in Dorset, Tetbury in South Gloucestershire, Bath in Somerset and Caen in Normandy. Slate from the Horseshoe Pass in North Wales and Delabole in North Cornwall. Sandstone from St Bees in Cumbria and various quarries around The Forest of Dean.
I have a shop at the front of my workshop and you can find a wide selection of carvings and small gifts for sale, from The Green Man, Beasties, bookends, pendants and earrings. All of which can be personalised for a special present, anniversary, birthday, wedding, births and christenings
I am proud to say that everything is hand carved and created by me to a very high standard-the only thing I buy in are my raw materials.
I also organise The Gloucester Stone Carving Festival visit www.stonecarvingfestival.co.uk for updates and information
Please have a read through my blog which details my ideas and processes. I would love it if you leave feedback on any one of my posts that interests you.
My workshop is at Taurus Crafts in Lydney.
Hopefully my gallery will give you some ideas as to the range of my stone carving ability.