Artwork for William Smith
Hare in a scare
I have so far been fluid in my work from stone selection to subject & technique, which has given me a great foundation in different working methods and stone types, from precision lettering & geometry to freeform carving and larger constructive landscape work with dry stone walling techniques and pebble mosaics.
Immersing myself in a subject/piece to try and convey truths & messages through form & detail, in an attempt to evoke feeling and understanding of the subject.
Stone obsessed carver/sculptor! Working in 3D & relief from animal forms to sacred geometric designs. I start with drawings, from there the process is experimental from maquette's of clay or sculpted wire, plaster casts or on occasion seeing a shape that needs to be uncovered in the stone & setting to work to release the form, predominantly with hand tools to get a real feel for the stone and subject.
Largely self taught with tuition & guidance from 'Shapeshifters' stone and wood carving collective of retired stonemasons and artists at Winterbourne, Birmingham.
Architectural Heritage stone work & restoration
Lantra level 2 dry stone walling
RBSA Royal Birmingham Society of Arts
Corinium Museum Cirencester -Cotswold Conservation Board
Brockhampton All Saints Church