Heritage Open Day, Sat 13th September

13 September, 2014 – 8:04 am

I have been invited back to St Swithin’s Church in Worcester to demonstrate my craft.

The Churches Conservation Trust are opening up this Palladian style Church to the public with displays and demonstrations about the kind of work they do and about the history of this beautiful Church.

I will be bringing some stone with me for you to try your hand at stone carving, you can ask me questions or just watch as I demonstrate the basics of stonemasonry.

Open from 12pm-4pm.

http://www.visitchurches.org.uk/Whatson/Fulleventslist/2014-09-13/Heritage-Open-Day-Worcester/   follow this link to find out more

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Gloucester Stone Carving Festival 2015

4 September, 2014 – 8:00 am

We’re back. I am pleased to announce that I have been asked to organise this great event again, bringing together the wonderful talents of so many stonemasons from around the country.

I will be carving the raffle prize and tickets for those will go on sale early next year.

Details and dates to be confirmed.

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What have I been working on lately?

26 August, 2014 – 2:43 pm

I have had a busy few months, here are some of the projects that I have been working on for both commissions and my shop.

I have just finished carving some Bath stone pillar candle holders and as soon as I have a gap I plan to carve a pair of cube pillar candle holders with Celtic knotwork on the four faces!

There are many new carvings in the pipeline not only as commissions but also for my shop so watch this space!

 

 

 

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Scally is finished.

18 August, 2014 – 12:36 pm

Well here are the last photos of my carving of a portrait of Scally.

His owners came in on Saturday morning with Scally trotting along side them and they loved my carving which was a relief!

This commission took approximately 7 weeks from the clay model through to the finished carving and was a real test of my patience and skill.

 

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Scally update!

5 August, 2014 – 10:00 am

Here are the latest photos of a commission to carve a Bichon Frise in Portland limestone.

As you may recollect, I started with a clay model which I made from photographs and Scally the dog, once the model was approved I cast it in plaster and have been working from this cast taking meticulous measurements.

Well now I am able to join the dots and start to take more detailed measurements to identify the details in his face and body.

 

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