Monday, 6 May 2019

Holkham Hall Leicester Memorial

A recently completed project in York stone for the Holkham estate. My work involved shaping some of the kerbing and helping with installation. Very pleased to be able to take part in this one!

S




Friday, 5 April 2019

Small Rustic House Plaque

Small rustic house plaque in a hard red sandstone. My chisels were constantly blunted by this terrific stuff, even turning to a completely rounded-off edge if I didn't keep an eye on them.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

Letter Exchange

Recently attended a lecture in the magnificent London premises of the Art Workers Guild. For years I have dreamed of becoming part of something like this. Where venerable craftspeople of times past can look down on us, on me, fulfilling their legacy. A little melodramatic I know, but melodramatic things like this are important to me. S


Monday, 25 February 2019

Monday, 4 February 2019

New Content

I must apologise for the lack of content recently, there's been a recent landslide of things to do and I've neglected to take pictures. In recent news the boss and I have been going over the idea of possibly travelling to India in order to meet some of the marble and ghana stone carvers out there, and having a turn at some djali carving. This is incredibly exciting stuff. In my own time I've been looking at some of the ancient sanskrit texts and I'm dying to carve some letters in this sacred language. Will have more news and pictures for you soon!

S


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Drawing Practice

For the last few weeks I've been engaged in some of the most mysterious studies in lettercarving. Drawing in this craft is a mixture of draftsmanship and free art. The shapes and curves must have a unity and purpose, but drawing freehand also encourages the letters to move for the viewer, giving our script life.


Thursday, 3 January 2019

Small Portland Monument

Been working on this unusual piece in Portland limestone straight after the wretchedly hard Moleanos stuff previously. It took a concerted effort to soften my strikes! s


Holkham Hall Leicester Memorial

A recently completed project in York stone for the Holkham estate. My work involved shaping some of the kerbing and helping with installatio...