I am a lettering artist, stone carver and sculptor, working near Bath in the South West.
I make memorials, house signs, gifts, garden sculptures, and public art to commission, and I make sculpture and inscriptional art works for exhibition. I have been a professional carver since 1990.
I studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art and went on to an apprenticeship in masonry, carving and stone conservation at Nimbus Conservation, where I worked mostly as assistant to stone carver and sculptor Laurence Tindall. Laurence also ran a little foundry for casting his own work, so I helped with bronze casting too. After Nimbus I continued as a “journeyman” carver, in the field of stone conservation until 2010, working on projects for English Heritage, The National Trust, and many other public and private clients tasked with the care of historic buildings, churches and monuments. I have had the privilege of working alongside very skilled and talented people and I paid attention.
Alongside conservation I developed an interest in carving letters, making my first memorial in 1995. Although largely self taught I have benefited from courses ran by the Memorial Arts Charity. I have become rooted in the British letter carving tradition, but I am always interested in opportunities to experiment and explore new forms, particularly in three dimensions. I have taught stone carving and lettering courses, and occasionally teach students one to one in the workshop. Since 2010 designing and carving lettering has been my primary focus.
My primary purpose is to design and make things well. I like to combine carving and lettering when appropriate and my masonry experience gives me great versatility in designing and shaping stones. I like things to look simple even when they’re complicated, and I like things to have a “felt” quality. Strength, sensitivity, energy, and poise are qualities I enjoy.
2015 Pioneer Paths for CMS
2014 Cotswold Way Marker Stone for Chipping Campden.
Pioneer Paths for CMS
2012 Cotswold Way Marker stone at Bath Abbey
2010 Five Arrows Cartouche for the Rothchild family
2009 Flame. Public arts commission for The Memorial Arts Charity.
2008 Pan. New head for herm sculpture at Croome Park, for National Trust.
2007 The Fallen. Nine wild flower headstones for a Conceptual Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show.
Light my Path. Garden sculpture commissioned by WYSOCS.
2006 Bat out of Dauntseys, Sculpture commission for Dauntseys School, Devizes.
2005 Corinthian Capitals for Stowe House conservation works.
2001 Stone Bench for Powys Castle, National Trust.
1999 Flower Boy sculpture commission for Buscot Park, National trust.
Wizo. Five awards for the Jewish charity,
1997 Bear. Gatepost Figure for Mottisfont Abbey, National Trust.
1995 Celtic Fragment. Jack Clemo Poetry Competition Award, for the Arts Centre Group.
1998 - present Memorial commissions for private clients, and for Memorials by Artists.
2015 Lettering Arts Centre
2014 Glastonbury Abbey
Lettering Arts Centre
2013 Fresh Air Garden Sculpture Show at Quennington.
Walford Mill Crafts
2012 Walcot Chapel, Bath
2010 Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol
2009 Chapel Row Gallery, Bath.
2008 Arts Council Exhibition - Faith and the Arts, St. Martins in the Bullring, Birmingham.
2005 Passion Postcards, Bath. (Artist/curator).
2003 Stations of the Cross, Bath. (Artist/curator).
1999 Millennium Exhibition. Chapel Row Gallery, Bath.
Midsummer Splash, Catherine Davis Gallery, Hitchin.
1998 Widcombe Gallery, Bath.
1997 Praxis Gallery, Bristol.
1995 Millfield Open Exhibition.
Praxis Gallery, Bristol.
1993 St. Albans Cathedral.
1992 Ark Group Exhibition, Bath.
Montreal International Snow Sculpture Competition. British team leader,
2000-2013 Greenbelt Arts Festival. Collaborative installation artist.
2008 - 2015 Bath society of Artists, summer exhibition.
2008 Bath society of artists, Selection committee award for sculpture.
2009 Flame. The National Collection of Lettering and Memorial Art.
Bath Society of Artists