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Khiva – new sculpture is finished

Just finished my new sculpture, Khiva and managed to get a quick photo on a dramatic stormy afternoon.

Really pleased with it, a design that I’ve been dabbling with for a while. To be honest it’s turned out a little better than I thought. Already thinking about future developments.

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February 14th, 2020|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture|Comments Off on Khiva – new sculpture is finished|

Sparks Flying – a new sculpture taking shape

Sparks are Flying !

Busy working on a new sculpture design, a fairly large circular piece that I’m planning to mount in stone. This one will be finished with a rusted patina, but I’m already thinking that a stainless steel version with a mirror polish or bronze version with a green verdigris would look great.

Hoping […]

January 17th, 2020|Art Exhibition, Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture, Stainless Steel|Comments Off on Sparks Flying – a new sculpture taking shape|

Braganca Sculpture – new stunning version of one of my favorite garden sculptures using a mix of materials

 

Just finished a new version of one of my favorite garden sculptures ‘Braganca’ named after a beautiful small town in northern Portugal where I first sketched the idea for the piece whilst on holiday. The sculpture was made as a special commission with the client requesting the mix of materials which certainly works.

The new […]

August 20th, 2019|Contemporary Sculpture, Corten Steel, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture, Stainless Steel|Comments Off on Braganca Sculpture – new stunning version of one of my favorite garden sculptures using a mix of materials|

New comission, a pair of Giraffe sculptures

Just got back from delivering my latest sculpture commission, a pair of Giraffe’s. The client’s brief was for a garden sculpture that was a little more contemporary, rather than a straight replica. Hopefully I’ve achieved this.

I’ve made the Giraffe’s from a slightly thicker than usual 10mm metal to give added strength to the slender […]

January 28th, 2019|Contemporary Sculpture, Garden Art, Garden Sculptures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New comission, a pair of Giraffe sculptures|

Metal Wall Art and Garden Screens

Something new, our Cow Parsley Wall Panel. The panel is based on the design of our popular Cow Parsley design, and makes use of the design in a simple graphical repeat pattern. The simplistic design lends itself to both traditional and more contemporary gardens and houses. It adds a little interest to patio areas […]

January 13th, 2019|Contemporary Sculpture, Garden, Garden Screens, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Metal Wall Art and Garden Screens|

Latest Sculptures, The Running Hare

The Running Hare is our latest sculpture, a design that Simon has been working on over the summer. After revisiting and refining the design many times, he was finally happy and had the design laser cut at the end of last month. The laser cutting process allows for really intricate detail, such as the […]

November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Latest Sculptures, The Running Hare|

Leaf Sculptures – Our latest commission

The Leaf Sculptures were commissioned by a forest school Nr Preston. The schools four houses are named after leavs, Lime, Sycamore, Poplar and Rowan and we were commissioned to design and create larger than life versions to help the children with identifying the different leavs.

For the design we decided that we couldn’t really stray […]

November 9th, 2018|Contemporary Sculpture, Garden, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Garden Sculptures, Sculpture|Comments Off on Leaf Sculptures – Our latest commission|

Sculpture in the Vineyard

Spent an idyllic day, installing  ‘A Herd of Deer’ sculptures at Bothy Vineyard, near Oxford for a forthcoming exhibition ‘Sculpture in the Vineyard’ featuring a range of contemporary sculpture. Unfortunately I was driving so couldn’t sample the goods.

Show opens 8th – 23rd September, Bothy Vineyard, Frilford Heath OX13 6QW

September 12th, 2018|Deer Sculptures, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture Exhibition|Comments Off on Sculpture in the Vineyard|

Sculpture at Doddington

Just spent a really enjoyable day installing my work at the beautiful Doddington Hall for the forthcoming sculpture exhibition. I’m showing two of my more contemporary sculptures, The Tulip and Samarkand which aren’t featured on the website along with a swathe of The Wild Clematis seedheads.

The Tulip
More abstract and 3 dimensional than some of […]

July 16th, 2018|Art Exhibition, Contemporary Sculpture, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture Exhibition|Comments Off on Sculpture at Doddington|

Chichester Open Studios 2018 – Charity Donation

A big thank you to everyone that visited during the two weekends. The weather was great, the sun shone and it finally felt like summer with lots of visitors taking the opportunity to enjoy a cuppa and cake in the garden. We are donating all the proceeds form tea and cake sales to the […]

May 24th, 2018|Art Exhibition, Contemporary Sculpture, Garden Art, Garden Sculpture, Sculpture, Sculpture Exhibition|Comments Off on Chichester Open Studios 2018 – Charity Donation|