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I try and post blogs around once a month, to keep you updated with what’s going on in my carving world. Sometimes it’s to do with my work, other times life and sometimes random things which I’ve been thinking about whilst carving!

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John Smedley Mill Visit

John Smedley Mill Visit

In April visited the John Smedley factory near Matlock in Derbyshire. I introduced my work to several of the senior team visiting from Japan.Getting To The MillFor the Easter holidays I stayed with my parents in Shropshire. I loaded the car with a few pieces of recent...

John Smedley Craft Prize Winner!

John Smedley Craft Prize Winner!

I'm delighted to be the first John Smedley Craft Prize Winner! Keep reading to find out what winning was like and how the first part of the prize is shaping up!What is the John Smedley Craft Prize?“The John Smedley Craft Prize in partnership with The Queen Elizabeth...

Being an Artist

Being an Artist

I didn't realise that I was avoiding being 'an artist'. Read more to find out why, and how I got to grips with promoting my work (with some help from my Mum!)That Envious Feeling Quietly chipping away in my workshop is a very happy place for me to be. Having said that...

Creating New Work

Creating New Work

Ever wondered how artists create new work? Let me take you through my thought processes of how I develop ideas and what I’m considering for my next piece of carvingPrevious Work Whilst planning my next piece of work I’ve been looking back at previous carvings and...

How I Became a Stone Carver

How I Became a Stone Carver

Stone Carving certainly didn't feature in my school career advice, or run in the family! Keep reading to find out how I got involved and how serendipitous my career has been!Where It All BeganWay back in 2007 I completed a degree in fine art and moved back home to...

Limited Edition Casts

Limited Edition Casts

I've had limited edition Jesmonite casts made of three of my recent carvings. They're now available for sale in the shop! Keep reading to find out about the process.Why Cast Your WorkStone carving is an incredibly time-consuming craft. I love the process, party due to...

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

This year for National Random Acts of Kindness day I carved a house number as a surprise gift for a complete stranger! Guerrilla CarvingYears ago, when living in London with a fellow carver, we used to have entertaining conversations over a bottle of wine about...

Working With John Smedley

Working With John Smedley

In 2019 I became a John Smedley brand ambassador to help celebrate their 235th anniversary. Amazinginly this makes them the oldest manufacturing company in the world. Carry on reading to find out more about this wonderful experience.Brand Ambassador 2019 marked the...

Keeping The Momentum

Keeping The Momentum

How Covid stopping play on an exciting opportunity has lead to a new sense of freedom!  Dissapointing NewsI’ve recently heard that the very exciting exhibition, mentioned in my last blog, which I was hugely looking forward to being a part of had dissapointingly been...

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