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Essential Form

  Essential Form is  opening on Sunday 27th August, 2017 at the White Fox Gallery in Coldstream and features my stone sculpture. Here are a couple of Flock members now polished and ready for delivery to the gallery.  There will also be stone carving and sculpture in steel, bronze and clay on show. Other sculptors […]

Art& York 2017 – your special invite

  I know it seems some time away, but in ‘stone sculpture making’ terms it is no time at all so the event is firmly in my mind.  There are pieces I’ll be showing which visitors last year encouraged me to carve, so I’m looking forward to sharing these with you in October, but for […]

In the workshop – a group of birds

  I’m not sure how many birds make a flock, a few?  A group?  I’ve carved six stone birds for my flock.  Four in alabaster and two in soapstone.  Though similar, all are slightly different in the way they are flying. Gathered ready for final sanding and polishing.      

Stonescape

    Off-cuts getting on nicely. Such a pretty gathering of Alabaster, Soapstone and red Sandstone.      

Four Feathered

  My latest bird sculpture is called Four Feathered and carved in Tadcaster Limestone. This stone just loves the moorland colours, soft light and peaty shadows, which are the magic of the North York Moors at this time of year.  Here Four Feathered sits filled with heather hues cast from the spreading purple, and blooms […]

Stretching Rabbit Sculpture

  After the meadow next to my workshop was cut, I watched rabbits enjoying the stubble and rows of hay.  They collected mouthfulls of the drying grass, pawing and digging through it for particular strands to carry off. The geese hiss at them coming through the fence with their bounty – there’s stamping of hind […]

A slither of swallow

  Well actually a slither of slate carved into a swallow – though this is the shape I see as they fly past my head and into the shed to their nest on the rafter.  Yesterday I heard the faintest chirp, more like a wheeze, and eventually discovered the source.  A tiny, wobbly, thin-necked, fresh-hatched […]

I love having stone in stock

  Today I took delivery of a pallet full of Hazeldean Sandstone from Hutton Stone – a couple of the blocks are for sculpture I’ve been commissioned to carve, and the rest will go into stock.  I’m absolutely thrilled with the markings in these pieces! I love the feeling of being surrounded by stone – […]

Windswept

    Feeling much like this today!        

In the workshop – carving rabbit

  Progress of my rabbit sculpture in sandstone – I love the way that rabbits stretch themselves out, bottoms in the air, yawning, pulling and flexing  after a sleep.  It is so often followed by washing, tidying and thorough grooming before setting off for the best, freshest new grass shoots.