About me

I have over 20 years of experience and success in the creation of high quality artwork designed to withstand the rigours of the public space. Works have been in 3 dimensions, as well as ground and wall based relief. Over the years I have made new works for town centres, community gardens, public recreation grounds, local authority buildings, housing association developments as well as libraries, hospitals and health centres.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Bondgate Community Wood…. completed

I realised today that it has been 5 months since I last posted anything on the blog. A whole other piece has been designed and fabricated in that time. I won’t bore you with the fabrication process, basically lots of chainsaw action and carving went on, pretty much the same as for the benches but on a larger scale. The works were all installed at the beginning of June and the celebration launch was held yesterday involving all the schools and individuals who took part in the workshops which were run last year leading up to the design process.


The totem is the final piece for the woodland project. Carved from a locally sourced, 200 year old oak tree which sadly had to be cut down due to Highways regulations. It was a pleasure to carve.
If you view this blog it would be nice to receive feedback as we are never sure who, if anyone, views the works posted here. Any comments would be gratefully received.
The Community Woodland sculptures has been a year long project. We’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to reintroduce wood carving to the portfolio and hope to have the chance to continue working in this versatile material, as well as all the other materials we have worked in in the past.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Bondgate…… 1st bench completed

1-Bench together and stained

The first of the 6 benches is completed. This will be my last posting for this project prior to installation. Installation will hopefully take place later this month or early March.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Bondgate…. adding a bit of colour

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This week we’ve mostly been sanding, sanding and then sanding a bit more. Think that’s enough sanding for now, time to add a bit of colour.

Friday, 11 January 2013

January 2013…. back to work


Back to the studio this week after the Christmas break and it is full steam ahead to get the benches finished ready for installation.

Bondgate January  for blog and fb collage

The pieces will be individually coloured. I’ve already started to add blocks of black. The image below shows the colour palette I intend to use.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Bondgate Benches


On Friday 14th December we took delivery of the timber for the bench elements to go with the sculptures for Bondgate Community Wood.


Each bench end reflects the sculpture on the opposite end.


There will be 3 double sided benches and 3 single sided. The double sided pieces will have a single seat on one side and room for 3 adults on the other.

Bondgate Benches December 2012 rsized

All six benches are now cut and constructed.


There is still work to do on these but they are progressing nicely. The intention is to complete them in the first few weeks of the new year.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bondgate…. benches progressing


The sculptures are almost complete. It’s now time to start working on the seating elements. The above photo shows a mock-up of one of the benches. This is the size they will be, of course made from better quality timber and finished to a high standard. The images below show the working ideas for each of the seats.

Bondgate seats