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Upcoming Courses

Upcoming Courses

Stone carving weekend workshops for all abilities at New Brewery Arts Cirencester, Gloucestershire. 20/21/22 Nov. 2015 15/16/17 Apr. 2016 8/9/10 July 2016 Book here Weekly Classes at New Brewery Art Every Monday starting 11th Jan. 2016 until...

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Commissioned work coming along

Commissioned work coming along

This carving is now developing all round, initially faced with a similar scenario with this piece as with the last large carving, with no lifting equipment available and the weight to great to move the stone it stayed in one position for a...

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Convergence & Space

Convergence & Space

Since the beginning of this week Paul Grellier and myself have been setting up in the Goods Shed, Stroud for "Convergence& Space"...going through the normal motions of setting up for a exhibition, all the uncertainty and excitement that...

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Drawing up ideas

Drawing up ideas

I am spending my weekend teaching stone carving, a lot of the students are new to the material and or the idea of carving a form. Enthusiasm for it seems easily passed on as I am talking away and bombarding everybody with my ideas on the...

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All change

All change

"Art in the Garden" has been cancelled, there is no turning back, like before it means to be be flexible and adapt, accepting that life rarely works out as planned, what unfolds instead makes somehow sense. I am not in control, even if I kid myself that I am...enough...

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The sheds

The sheds

Spend a few days at "The Sheds" in Whiltshire, friends of mine have created a amazing home for their family, a oasis of creativity, whenever I had the opportunity to stay with them, surrounded by original artwork and their deep passion for art,...

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Moving along nicely

Moving along nicely

A weekend full of stone dust and the sound of the grinder, what could be better? I made progress during the last days, can see the forms finding their place in the stone. I seem to have the hang of the grinder now and the carving is developing...

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The other side

The other side

With no other carving did I experience the same longing to turn it, being able to view it all the time from all sides, I believe this is due to a deeper understanding of 3D-ness, how I want the form to move freely between dimension. Thanks...

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Back to handtools

Back to handtools

Returning to using hand tools, the Bouchard hammer being my most trusty companion of them all, I am able to see forms and the movement of form in precision. I immediately connect with the stone in a different way and letting go off having to speed ahead to get this...

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