Stone carving is an activity that could easily cover a number of lifetimes to explore and develop. It is perhaps the oldest of art forms, from images scratched out of rock faces onwards, it hasn't essentially changed in all that time. It is still a matter of taking away, of reducing the stone to reveal and animate the potential form inside. Stone, in all it's seductive variety has been a repository of our ideas of who we are, who we could ideally be, and of what we think of the world around us. Ten thousand hours is the oft-quoted minimum required apprenticeship. These images are snapshots of my journey along that road.
Lettering I find traditional V-cut lettering to be both a delight and a discipline.
Sculpture We are surrounded by man-made materials and objects fabricated by obscure factory process. Working with natural stone, by hand, is for me, a necessary cure.
Bird stone carvings The endless variety, tremendous character and the essential wildness of birds has always fascinated me.
Wood carvings Wood is such a seductive medium and invites the sense of touch.
Models & Drawings Behind each finished piece of sculpture is often a wealth of work which is largely unseen.