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Tuesday, 31 July 2018


My large bronze was cast at the weekend at the foundry. Probably on the hottest day of the year. 35 degrees outside, even hotter inside. Tom and the team did a great job.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

BLUE MOON construction

This is a new small construction I made recently. Incorporating found elements from local boat yards and a river cast figure.

Saturday, 16 June 2018


I have recently been working on a series of small fragment/splinter figures. Groupings are interesting as they have different dynamics and relationships depending on the positioning. Something I will continue to explore.


Here are 3 new river casts of sculptures. I have started using a different coloured plaster in some work. It links well to the brick works which used to be on the river where I do the casting. They were in existence during Roman times, so I feel these works resonate with the historical context of the location where they are created.

Saturday, 26 May 2018


I have an exhibition of new work at the end of June at Wyken Vineyards. There will be 15 new works on show. Here is a detail photo of one of the wall hung pieces using some elements found at the Vineyard.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Some work in progress in the studio. I usually have a few pieces in progress so I have something to react to when I come into the studio in the morning.

Sunday, 29 April 2018


This is one of the new bronzes now showing at the Alde Valley Spring Festival. I have the first 4 bronzes on view. They are pieces relating to the on going Tide&time series.

Boat People. Bronze ed.6


Some images of new work. Very busy working towards an exhibition coming up at the end of June. The Alde Valley Spring Festival is going well, and runs until the 20th May. Where I am showing among other pieces my first 4 bronzes.
Couple. Dark river oak from the river Alde.

A new wall hung construction.

Two figures. 'Siblings', as they are from the same piece of wood.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


This is a really interesting flint I found at the river yesterday. There is a mixture of chalk and flint. Form and colour that I would like to incorporate in river castings.
Now the exhibition is up and running at the Alde Valley Spring Festival I am planning in some more time at my outdoor studio.

Monday, 16 April 2018


Here are some photos from the studio. Lots going on. Not much room to move at the moment. Perhaps a Spring clean is in order. But sometimes the chaos suggests ideas. It is making Francis Bacons studio look well ordered at the moment.
I am thinking of adding a large covered area to the side of the studio, where I can work in plaster. This seems a good idea. Will be for the summer months though.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Thursday, 5 April 2018


A detail photograph of a recent sculpture of a couple. Both figures are made from the same piece of river wood, very hard oak.


Busy in the studio. Getting ready for the Alde Valley Spring Festival which opens on the 21st April.
I will be showing a number of new sculptures and 4 new bronzes.

A small area of the work bench.

Some old fencing wire found recently.

Detail of a very large river cast.

Work in progress of a new family group.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


I have cleaned the flints I found at the river. Some really interesting forms to work with.

Monday, 26 March 2018


Spent a good morning at low tide gathering new material for some new river casts. Collecting flint, shells and old broken pottery. Some very beautiful pieces of river washed wood too. Definite signs of spring. Skylarks singing, and curlews calling.

Low tide

Sun breaking through.

Interesting flint.

Pieces of pottery and terracotta.

Various shells.

Friday, 23 March 2018


Very busy in the studio. Lots of new work in progress. Here are some photos of the creative process.

Outside the studio

Plaster mixing area

Selection of collected wood

A very busy bench

Thursday, 15 March 2018


A good trip to my outdoor studio recently. Gathering new finds to bring back to the indoor studio. Looking forward to the spring when the weather will be fine, and we have longer days.

 Becoming part of the landscape.

 Cart, ready for finds.

 A find.


Here is some detail of a large river cast.

There is a log process of cleaning and removing bits of material trapped in the plaster. Many hours with a pair of fine tweezers. It almost becomes a forensic process. Or as I see it a conservation aspect similar to an archeological preserving.
I like the timeless quality of the casts. They capture a moment in time, but it could be from any time in history. From the first time people discovered the river estuary to today, the present moment in time.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

River casting

I have been busy at the river in my 'outdoor studio'. Working on new direct castings in the mud at low tide. Pushing recent sculptures into the river bed to create an impression. In effect returning the wood to where I find it. Then using plaster to lift the impression. Capturing time and tide.

New blog

Welcome to my new blog page. I will be posting progress of new works and studio news.

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