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John Smedley Mill Visit

John Smedley Mill Visit

John Smedley Mill 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 Mill For the Easter holidays I stayed with my parents in Shropshire. I loaded the car with a...
Winning the John Smedley Craft Prize 2022!

Winning the John Smedley Craft Prize 2022!

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...
Being an Artist

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...
Creating New Work

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 carving Previous Work  Whilst planning my next piece of work I’ve been looking back at...
How I Became a Stone Carver

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 Began Way back in 2007 I completed a degree in...
Limited Edition Casts

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 Work Stone carving is an incredibly time-consuming...