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 […]
Just finished work on my latest piece ’Samarkand’ inspired by the stunning mosaics and architecture in Samarkand, an ancient city on the Silk Road in Uzbekistan.
I first became aware of Samarkand whilst on holiday in Estonia. On the bookshelf in the house was was an old soviet era book on ancient building of the […]
Just got back from installing my work at Showborough House for the forthcoming sculpture exhibition. Just outside the riverside village of Twyning, near Tewkesbury, it’s always a pleasure to visit being smaller and more informal than some exhibitions. Despite the recent weather the garden was starting to come into flower and I was particularly […]
A hotel in Scotland recently bought a ‘Herd of Deer’ to enhance a new area of their amazing grounds. I looked into the courier costs of sending them to Scotland, they were were very nearly £300 so I decided to pack the trailer and deliver them myself, plus its always great to meet the […]
We recently discovered an amazing cafe that’s made from steel and it’s only half an hour down the road. East Beach Cafe, situated on the seafront at Littlehampton was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and its whole shell is formed from of 8mm thick mild steel. It’s unusual shape was inspired by the worn contours […]
Had another trip up north to get some new stainless steel sculptures mirror polished. It’s a skill that’s fairly hard to come by in the south but still exists in Sheffield, probably as a result of the cutlery industry. I can always remember as a boy walking the backstreets and seeing rows of men […]
At the recent Chichester Art Trail we showed some of our new pieces. The designs that are a little more contemporary in design than some of Simon’s other pieces and also make use of different materials and some gorgeous oak plinths. The new pieces are at home in the garden, on the patio or […]
Our Deer sculptures are gradually migrating to sunnier parts of the world. The trend was set last year when we air freighted a Herd to California and we have just delivered a herd of deer to a customer who lives just outside Sienna in Italy. Our Italian customer sent us some photos and the […]
My travels around Yorkshire continue, this time to deliver some Herdwick Sheep sculptures near Keighley. On the way I stopped in Bradford to visit Salts Mill, a former textile mill that’s been converted into an art gallery, boutique shopping, and restaurant complex.
Hockney was born in Bradford and the mill is a fabulous setting to […]
I was recently up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire collecting some steel for a new project. Whilst there I noticed posters advertising a Picasso exhibition in the town centre. Must admit, at first, I didn’t quite believe it, a Picasso exhibition in Barnsley. I went along to the Cooper Gallery and it was true, the […]