COMMISSIONS

This section brings together a variety of work that I have been commissioned to produce over the years, from garden sculpture to graphic artwork.

HEADSTONES and memorials are included here.


Anniversary stone, March 2016
Forest-of-Dean stone, in situ in Cheshire


Horse plaque
Conglomerate stone, 2014

Elemental Angels sculpture

Installed at a garden in Orcop Hill, Herefordshire.
The four angels representing Earth, Air, Fire and Water are carved in low relief around a column of Forest-of-Dean stone.

Elemental Water angel

One of the preliminary sketches for the work.

The Archangel Michael


Michael holds a set of scales in his left hand. These weigh the soul ……. ( a heart ) of each person against a feather, which represents purity.

His right hand holds a sword, with which he has slain the dragon, representing satan or evil.

Recently commissioned piece for the Steiner Academy at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire.

Detail from the 16inch version of Michael and the Dragon.


Lettering and makers mark on the back of the small Michael sculpture.

Steiner Academy entrance stone
Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire.
Transportation to the site.

The stone, in it’s raw state
at the quarry in the
Forest-of-Dean.
I purposely left in the
drill-holes, used for splitting
the stone, as part of the
design.

HELIOTROPE OF SACRED GEOMETRY

This two-part sculpture is
installed in a private garden
at Orcop in Herefordshire.
This and other spaces in the
garden are used for
meditation and inspiration.


Peterchurch water trough
Made of Forest-of-Dean stone, here shown in situ.


Lovers
Limestone

Design for a Green Man to be included in the brickwork for a house extension near Bridgnorth.

This is the finished work, measuring 14 by 16 inches.

LUCTON AUMBRY

An Aumbry is a niche or hidey-hole in a church where they used to lock up the valuables. The arch was removed during building work and the owners wanted me to do something interesting with the arch that remained. It’s now a birdbath!

GARDEN SEAT IN LUDLOW

The brief for this commission was to design a two-seater garden feature for a house in Ludlow.
I wanted to create a water feature without having to supply the water and so rain collects in the carved bowl above the head, as well as seeming to emanate from the mouth.

CELTIC DRAGON


A sculpture made from three pieces of Lincolnshire limestone.
Installed in a private garden near Ludlow, Shropshire.
Completed july 2010

NICOLA GREEN’S MEMORIAL STONE AT BECK’S HOUSE IN BRISTOL

This commission called for a bronze Tern ( an “Elegant Tern” ) to spout water from it’s beak into a stone bowl, on the outside of which was carved the inscription.
The original bird was carved from one piece of plaster and cast into bronze at the Red Temple foundry in Birmingham.
The stone used was Forest of Dean.

Plaster carving ready for casting.