I am new to this site and am looking for feedback. For years I have responded to briefs and budgets often in the public realm and want to build on my experience in the private sector bringing the…Continue
As well as sculpture in hard and natural landscapes and functional objects for parks and private houses I have made and exhibited sculpture since around 1980!
In fact sculpture is what I would be making in an ideal world but people still seem to prefer cheap resin fauns and rabbits in their gardens and cast stone cupids in their ponds. There is also a belief that it is too expensive; some sculpture certainly is, but most professional sculptors I know would create site specific work in…Continue
After large public projects it is inspiring to work on a smaller scale for private clients. This was a medium scale piece of work for a person who had strong and clear ideas about what she wanted.
The project involved making Steel structures with Yorkstone surfaces; the combination of these materials worked extremely well. The work consisted of a balcony leading from the house, down steps, and into a garden that was divided by two low benches with integral pergolas. It manifests the…Continue
The Circle was one of three sculptures I made for locations on the top of the 300ft high Huntcliff just south of Saltburn. Part of a series of Milestone Commissions instigated by Common Ground to celebrate 'local distinctiveness' and project managed by Steve Chettle of ArtsUK it epitomises what can happen when a piece of sculpture becomes part of a place and a unique landmark.
Living locally and working in a specialist British Steel rolling mill where I made the sculpture was an…Continue
The outline sketches for the long sinuous bench at Richmond Park were drawn by Jane Fowles then of LUC (Land Use Consultants).Collaborating with her on the designs I developed and made the seat finally delivering it on site in its galvanised and painted state. She also designed the hard landscaping there and in another area nearer Pembroke Lodge where I made three steel and oak benches.
The 'estate railings' visible in the background of the photographs were also mader at my workshop…Continue