Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Travelling Fellowship – Building? not Walls
Some memories just stick. My soon to be wife and I were sitting on a plane heading out to Turkey for a seaside holiday in what was then a relatively new tourist destination in 1987. Ahead of us stretched long hot lazy days flopped on the beach topping up our tans,...read more
Chelsea Flower Show 2016
Spring 2016 proved to be a long, hard & busy one. Set the challenge of constructing a series of Basalt stone 'Mounds' by rising young designer Hugo Bugg for his 2016 Chelsea Flower Show Garden; it was one of the most difficult projects I've created, it proved to be a...read more
Taming ‘The Beast’
My final contribution to the Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a feature stone sphere with some carved birds upon it, to be sited between the two feature benches I previously installed at the East Brackley viewpoint. This is to be carved from a 5ton block of Indian Galaxy...read more
Variety is the Spice of Life
One of the things I love about being an artist is the new challenges and opportunities that it throws up, there is very little chance of boredom setting in. Every client has different requirements and therefore each project has a different design solution which gives...read more
Loch Leven Heritage Trail – Revisited
Over the last few weeks I have been busily working up some new designs for a viewing area to be created at East Brackley on the Loch Leven Heritage Trail. Since it's opening in 2008 the trail has only been 3/4 complete, the final section, from Vane Farm around to...read more
After the creation of much dust and rubble the 5 carvings for the new Orchard Bank entrance feature are all complete and good progress is now being made installing them onsite, follow this projects development on the dedicated page...read more
Chisels at the ready – GO
With the imminent arrival of 5 stone blocks I can now contemplate the exciting prospect of undertaking my next project. Designed to form an entrance way feature into Orchard Bank Housing Development in the Panmuirfield area of Dundee, the scheme offers me the chance...read more
Next item on the agenda
As my work on the Forfar Botanists Garden draws to an end my focus shifts towards the next project. Commissioned by the Elsick Development Company to commemorate the Founding of Chapelton New Town, (ten miles South of Aberdeen), this Cairn Seat will sit within what...read more
Time Marches On!
It seemed a distant prospect when I signed up for it but the months have whizzed past and here I am right in the middle of my first ever Perthshire Open Studio Event. Project commitments have meant that I am not as prepared as I had wanted to be. There have been a few...read more
Carvings Installed – South Wall, Forfar Botanists Garden
Having spent the last two weeks creating the carved elements for the South Wall for the Forfar Botanists Garden, this week has been taken up with installing them into their final positions. Correctly spacing them meant that I have had to be very careful in watching my...read more
Cities should be build for the comfort of inhabitants and the surprise of strangers.
– Paraphrased by Peter Wilson – close enough?