Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Second commission for Gloucestershire Constabulary

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

After my success with the police shields I created, I was asked to design a retirement gift for a senior officer. The brief was to incorporate stone from 5 districts; Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and Wiltshire. The design I came up with was a layered bowl. Unfortunately I ...

Commissions for Gloucestershire Constabulary

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

I was approached last year about designing and creating awards for Gloucestershire Constabulary Police Officers. This was a very interesting proposal and obviously there was a restricted budget to take into consideration. We settled on the Gloucestershire Constabulary shield which is instantly recognisable. I soon realised that this would have been ...

Commission to carve a sculpture

Monday, October 1st, 2018

I had been given an indication of what my customer wanted and so I made a few sketches, this drawing is the one she settled upon. It is called Mother and Child. I chose to carve in Lepine limestone, it is a very dense, fine stone and a joy to carve. ...

Commission to carve a bowl of wild flowers

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

This commission was quite difficult but it incorporated the creativity that I have and the stonemasonry element of my training. The brief was to carve a bowl of flowers that could be put onto a memorial. It will be cemented into the vase hole in the base, which is why it ...

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

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 ...