Testing Times

Testing Times. Whatever I create starts with an idea and that idea will have been fed by all sorts of influences, many unbeknown to me. However, there are some influences that are all too apparent. Last year, for instance, I felt that the whole BREXIT business needed...

Reworkings

Reworkings. I like to keep my finished sculptures around the studio as one piece often leads to another. Also, to be honest, sculpture does take time to sell. Some pieces may have been around for some years – and during that time one’s views change and skills may have...

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...

Spotlight

Spotlight on one piece of work. Every so often I intend to pick out a work of mine and provide a little background. As you can see if you read my piece entitled Testing Times I am finding glass a useful medium for some of my work. A recent sculpture entitled Queen of...

Memorial

Memorial. Last year I received the sad news that a painter friend that I used to exhibit with at the Edinburgh Festival had died. Her husband commissioned my to design and carve her headstone. Now there was a challenge. Elizabeth Reid (Betty) was a marvellous...