Galleries: Bird stone carvings

The endless variety, tremendous character and the essential wildness of birds has always fascinated me. The challenge for me is finding and working with a stone appropriate for the character of the bird; alabaster for the ethereal wren, metamorphic granite for the unyielding crow, black Weardale limestone for the blackbird, Pentewan for the speckled thrush. For each statue a different stone. Each bird is life size so the smaller birds need an intermediary , a plinth whose stone and form is sympathetic to the sculpture.


"I just wanted to say that the sculpture is perfect and we absolutely love it. It catches the light in so many different ways and looks amazing"

- Rosalie