I am primarily a wood carver inspired by human anatomy and the naturally grown timber of our native hardwood trees . . . the weight, shape, strength and warmth of one echoes the other. Having rebuilt wooden boats for many years, I’m also fascinated by the construction methods used in very old wooden framed ships and buildings. All the pieces shown, except the two named below, are or were originally wood carvings.
I use clay modelling and resin casts for pieces that can’t be made directly from wood – The Rower, Birch Bark – and also to reproduce many one off carvings, although they don’t have the same feel as the wooden originals.
I am very happy to work closely on commissions. Ditsum Plum and Golden Lion were major collaborative projects, a community led piece and a restoration, and I have undertaken many smaller projects. Please contact me, without obligation, if you have a piece in mind.
Inspiring wood carvers. . . Barbara Hepworth, David Nash
The sculptures listed for sale are cast works, hand made to order in polyester resin, strong enough for outdoor use and carrying a range of metal or pigmented finishes. Acrylic resin casts with a softer looking stone finish will be available soon. Please allow 1-2 weeks for manufacture. For original sculpture, please contact me directly.
For purchasing options please see below
Size: just over life size, cedar wood
Size: 69x38x10cm One off cast, not for sale
Size: 110x40x18cm Artist's proof, not for sale
Size: life size. On public display, Torre Abbey
Size: 100x75x4cm lime wood, commissioned carving
Size: approx. life size. Restoration commission.