What’s new in my workshop

18 July, 2016 – 2:49 pm

Here are some images for the latest selection of work. Some of these are commissions and some are available in my shop.

I have started to create sculptures that I can cast, these are still unique to me and as each one is hand finished they are ever so slightly different but as they are casts they will cost less. As an example, the Green man would cost about £400 if I were to carve him in stone but these casts only cost £95 each. Jesmonite the raw material, is not a cheap to buy but is non toxic, weatherproof and light. I can mix pigments with it or as I have done with these pieces, paint it.

I have also finished some more clocks, these are all hand carved and finished, the hands can be ordered to suit your taste and I can make them with any design you would like. I am currently working on a very small range, the smallest being 2.5 x 4 inches in Welsh sandstone with small hands to complement it.

A few of my commissions appear in this collection of images, I continue to work through my letter cutting and have just cleared space to start the bear carving. Unfortunately due to some red tape I am running a bit behind schedule, so I am currently taking commissions which will be carved in Sept/Oct.

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Hand Carved Slate Clocks

6 July, 2016 – 9:02 am

I get immense satisfaction as an artist, a designer and a stonemason. I have the ability to use my raw materials and create beautiful and unique carvings.

Today I am working on some more clocks. This utilises my love of designing the numbers, letters and embellishments and bringing my customers something interesting and original to their homes.

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Obviously there is quite alot of work involved and these uncarved clocks represent 4hrs work already.

Once they are carved, cleaned and any rough edges removed I will then get on to working out the colour schemes for each clock. I have already chosen the hands.

These clocks will be ready next week.

I look forward to showing you the finished carvings.

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What I’m up to in my workshop

7 June, 2016 – 7:08 am

Sorry that it’s been a while since I last wrote anything. I have had a busy few weeks.

My commission for Highgate Cemetery is just about finished.

I have a wide range of commissions that I have been working on including a business sign with anAlpaca carved in shallow relief, a 50th wedding anniversary present and a selection of house names and numbers.

I have also decided to design and sculpt a selection of inexpensive plaques and sculptures. They will be modelled in clay and cast in a variety of materials for both indoors and out. Obviously this will be carried out by me and will still be exclusive to me.

My next large commission is a 3ft high block of Tetbury limestone that I will be carving for a private garden.

I am also developing a new selection in my sterling silver and slate range of pendants and earrings. So watch this space for details.

Of the three slate clocks I have just carved only one remains so I will he carving some more, prices start at £45.

I will put plenty of photos in my next post.

Thank you for following me and my business.

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Memorial for Highgate Cemetery

14 May, 2016 – 10:12 pm

I have almost finished this commission.

I have some carving to do on the bottom of the dress, the hands and arms, then a final sanding.

The next photos I post will be when the lettering has been carved.

This carving has taken about 350 hours so far.

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SALE of some of my sculptures

6 May, 2016 – 9:49 am

I am excited to announce that I am having a sale. There are some of my larger stone carvings for sale as well as some of the smaller ones so don’t worry I hope I have something for everyone

I would love to be able to afford some more larger pieces of Portland limestone and some Italian Marble this is why I am having a sale of some of my stone carvings.

For some of the larger carvings I can arrange delivery by a professional sculpture mover but this will incur a charge

I have chosen a cross section of some of my stone carving to have in my sale

All sizes are approximate and if you are interested in finding out more please get in touch details are on my contact page.

 

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