Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

My latest projects and commissions

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

I have been busy hand carving many different types of stones into some interesting sculptures, house names and memorials. [nggallery id=368] When carrying out commissions it is important for me to be able to communicate my ideas to people but also to make sure that I have understood the requirements of my customers. ...

Commission to hand carve a Poppy bowl

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

This commission is in memory of a loved one. I made a drawing which was approved by my customers and so the carving was started. [nggallery id=364] I chose the stone because it has beautiful fossils these opened up to reveal stunning geodes of calcite crystals. The only way to create a bowl with this ...

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. ...