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Pig shaped Salt Pig
Spider's web and Spider
An oak spider's web with a metal frame hidden inside which holds the bell ropes out of the way at Portsmouth Cathedral belfry.
The spider in it's new home at Portsmouth Cathedral
The spider is lowered to attach the bell ropes before being pulled to the top of the room to keep the ropes out of the way.
The spider hoisted to the top of the room keeping the bell ropes out of the way.
Mother and child in Yew tree
A close up of the mother's face carved into a Yew tree stump.
Carving into a Yew tree
Birds in nest
These two birds in their nest were added to the top section of the Yew tree sculpture.
Oak and Lime owl
Carved for the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, it is on display in the cafe together with the owl nesting box which you can see to the right of the picture.
Owl during the final stages of carving
The brief was to design a pair of bookends which link to both snowdrops and the Art Deco style of the room they would be kept in.
I designed the snowdrops to be carved in the round in lime with the idea being that the delicacy of the flowers contrast with the solidity of the Art Deco fan style of the oak background.
Acanthus leaf detail
Scroll detail on side
My client came to me with a picture of a sculpture she'd already seen and the asked if it could be adapted to represent her father with the five grandchildren.
Made in Lime it was finished with a stained beeswax.
Acanthus leaf corbel
A christening present carved in oak.
Garden owl in Sycamore
Side view of owl in sycamore
Garden owl in beech
Back view of garden owl