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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Art Nouveau style sculpture memorial

25 April, 2016 – 2:35 pm

I have been working on this sculpture memorial now since February and have spent about 250 hrs carving, refining and developing the details.

Obviously the closer I get to the finish the smaller the changes are. I still have the back where her hair and dress meet to carve also both hands still need work but these I develop gradually as it goes without saying if I take too much away I can’t put it back.

I am sanding some of the details but because the stone has small fossils in it will not have the same finish as marble.

I will be drawing out the inscription in a few different layouts to make sure that it is absolutely right. I anticipate that there is another 50hrs work on this carving.

 

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Visit to Sudeley Castle

31 March, 2016 – 8:00 pm

What better way to spend my day off than a visit to a magnificent historic building. The Sun was shining and it was so lovely and warm that Sudeley Castle and landscaped gardens seemed the perfect choice. I hadn’t been here before but the photos on their website intrigued me. The castle has a rich history and has a beautiful church in it’s grounds. A lot of the original property was destroyed in the civil war but there are some ruins and full buildings both old and Victorian additions to explore.

I was able to make some very rough sketches, while there are mistakes in my drawings every time I make a sketch I am understanding more, it’s about training my mind and my eyes to draw what I can see. Drawing also helps me to understand form and perspective helping me in my carvings.

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