Spotlight

Spotlight on one piece of work Every so often I intend to pick out a work of mine and provide a little background.  The piece I have chosen this time is a sculpture I have recently finished called Cutter.  It is carved out of Elterwater slate and sapele and measures...

Upfront Cumbria Annual Open Exhibition

Upfront Cumbria Annual Open Exhibition This is always an interesting exhibition.  I am exhibiting 2 sculptures this year: Slipstreamline, which is discussed in the news item headed Front and Back,  and Billow which is a carving in soapstone The exhibition runs from...

Front and Back

Front and back Images of sculpture are all very well, but no matter how many images you show it is difficult to convey the form and the nature of the work.  A little explanation may help.  Take this piece – a rocking form measuring 370mm (long), 180mm (high) and 75mm...

Through a Glass Lightly

I recently discovered a glass supplier that stocked a beguiling range of coloured glass and could not resist buying some. There was a blue swirly glass that had echoes of the sea – hence the Masefield quotation that I engraved on a piece that I cut into a sail shape....

Sitting Stone

The story behind Sitting Stone I was involved in a brainstorming session on a proposed installation on the Ullswater Way to commemorate Alfred Wainwright, the renowned author of guidebooks to the Lakeland Fells. I suggested a special stone to sit on to enjoy the views...