Competition to have a go at stone carving.

27 February, 2018 – 11:18 am

Back in the Summer I ran a competition in collaboration with Gloucester’s Punchline magazine, Well just yesterday the lucky pair, Peter and Joan came to my workshop and claimed their prize.

They had an hour and a 4 inch square piece of stone each to try their hand at stone carving. It is Cotswold limestone from Veizeys Quarry in Tetbury and is also the stone I use for my school holiday activities and many of my stone carvings in my studio. I choose it not only for it’s carving qualities but also it’s lovely colour synonymous with the Cotswolds.

Joan carved a beautiful butterfly and Peter tried his hand at some letter cutting.



Commission update

6 February, 2018 – 6:39 pm

At the moment I am working on a variety of commissions from a complicated bowl of flowers which I am carving out of Portland which will be placed on a grave to some straight forward house signs. I also have a birdbath to finish and some quarry visits to make to get some stone for some new commissions.

I am still working on my Bacchus Green Man carving and have just put the next piece of stone on my bench for the exhibition that I am taking part in at Showborough House nr Tewkesbury.

If you are considering commissioning something please be aware that my waiting list is up to 10 wks, I can often fit smaller carvings in and around the larger commissions so don’t be afraid to ask. My carvings are created by hand with a variety of hammers, mallets and chisels, I do all the designing unless you would like me to carve something that you have designed. I use a wide variety of limestone, sandstone and slate from quarries in this country, if I don’t have a piece of stone suitable for your commission in my workshop then once it is ordered it can take between 4 and 6 wks to arrive. I require a 50% deposit & if it is a lengthy commission then I break the balance down into interim payments.

I am also getting on with organising my stone carving festival which will take place on the August bank Holiday weekend.


Minor Glitch

21 January, 2018 – 3:17 pm

Sorry if you have been trying to get to my website but the web host site were running an upgrade which knocked things out of kilter.

As you can see my awesome IT expert has got me up and running again. 

Everything is back to normal and I’ll post some more exciting news soon.


Happy New Year

3 January, 2018 – 11:00 am

I hope that you are all fully rested and raring to go for 2018.

I have a busy year coming up, lots of new and exciting ventures and some old favourites.

In January my partner and I are moving home. Don’t worry my business will remain unaffected and I will benefit both mentally and physically from the move because I will be closer to my workshop. Watch this space for some exciting new sculptures. 

I have 3 talks booked in so far, if you would like to find out more please click here

I am hoping to join a crafters shop in Wotton Under Edge, not only will you be able to purchase some of my smaller carvings from there but once a month I will be in the shop. This is an exciting new venture and I look forward to meeting new people.

Obviously I will be running my stone carving activities throughout the School holidays, I am just working out my February dates and will be introducing a half hour session as well as the existing 20 min and 1 hour sessions.

I will be running my 2 day stone carving courses for information please click here 

On the August Bank holiday weekend I will be holding my Stone Carving Festival, this will coincide with the relaunch of The Llanthony Secunda Priory.

All in all a busy year so I hope that you will pay me a visit at my workshop, if you have any ideas that you would like to discuss for a commission then please get in touch.



It’s Sale time at Cat’s Eye Carving. 

30 December, 2017 – 7:04 pm

I hope you had a great Christmas.

To start the new year off right, I am having a sale, 20% off a selection of my stone carvings priced over £30. 

The first 30 people who mention this post will receive 30% off any of my stone carvings priced over £30. 

Offer ends on the 31st January.