Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Happy New Year, As you can see I am progressing well with this commission to carve a Brown Bear eating a fish. I have drilled under his chin, that really took some doing as the stone is pretty hard but I am managing to dig out the stone to show off ...

Final photos for Art Nouveau Style Memorial

Friday, November 25th, 2016

I hadn't realised that I haven't posted the final photos for the Art Nouveau inspired sculpture memorial that I carved for Highgate Cemetery in London. [nggallery id=352] Portland limestone is a very fine stone and ideal for this type of carving, I would love to attempt something similar in marble one day ...

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

My sculpture of a Brown Bear is coming along well, the limestone has a lot of fossils and hard veins of calcite through it so it is hard to progress quickly. [nggallery id=350] As you can see I am working to identify where the forms are before I carve too much detail. ...

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here are some more photos of my carving of a Brown Bear in Tetbury limestone. As you can see I have spent some more time carving around the face and the difference is obvious. I am gradually working my way around the stone carving and the shapes of the Bear. [nggallery id=347]  

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

This commission is incredibly interesting. The Brown Bear is such a beautiful creature. The stone is from Veizeys Quarry nr Tetbury in South Gloucestershire, there are a lot of fossils and hard calcite veins running through this piece if stone which lends itself to the rugged nature of the wild animal. I have ...