Sculpture

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 […]

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.      

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 […]

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.      

Dove Sculpture

  The Dove sculpture I’ve been working on is now finished.  I’ve spent many hours of sanding and polishing to remove any tool marks visible and leave the stone surface as clean and pure as I can.  Alabaster is so inherently beautiful in terms of depth and richness of colour, veining and patterns that polishing […]

Domboshawa Bird

  Domboshawa is a village north of Harare, Zimbabwe.  The village is named after a large granite hill near the village and there are several rock formations at the top of the hill which have been created by natural erosion.  One of these ‘balancing’ rocks is known as The Whale, because of its whale like […]

Crafted by Hand in Masham

  This weekend, on Sunday 2 July,  I’m exhibiting at Crafted by Hand in Masham.  The event is held between 10 am and 4 pm in the Town Hall in the centre of Masham, where there will be around 40 stalls, including jewellery, ceramics, glass, sculpture and printmaking. The theme for the event this year […]

Dove Sculpture in progress

  At the moment I’m making Dove shapes in Alabaster.  I love the curves and contentedness of resting birds, the softness and calm.  Alabaster I think is a good stone to convey this – allowing light, but not in detailed shapes, to pass through. Dove form diffused.