I have been carving stone for over 20 years and was originally influenced by the medieval sculptures that surrounded me in my work (I am a Cathedrals Archaeologist).
I am largely self-taught, with some training in a marble studio in Pietrasanta, Italy in 2012.
Sculptors that have influenced my work include the Romanian sculptor, Constantine Brancusi and Japanese sculptor Kan Yasuda. I particularly like the contemplative quality of their work.
Much of my early work was totally hand-carved, but now that I am working on large pieces of marble and sandstone (up to 5 tons in weight) I use both electric and compressed air tools for the roughing out stage, but still enjoy the more meditative hand finishing and sanding.
Over the last few years I have concentrated on forms influenced by microscopic organisms (such as diatoms) and pollen grains.
I am current researching ideas for sculptures influenced by the cosmos, dark matter and quantum physics.
During the Covid-19 lockdown I have been experimenting with the use of plaster. This has freed me up somewhat - working in stone I aim for perfection in finish and hate to see any scratches or tool marks (unless they are a deliberate part of the design). With the plaster sculptures I have aimed for a rough tool-marked finish.
Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors since 2013
Member of Sculpture Cymru since 2014 (currently Chair)
2020 Mid Wales Arts (plaster and stone)
2018 MOMA Machynlleth
2013 Bleddfa Centre
2013 Bristol Cathedral
2013 Lichfield Cathedral
2011 Capel Banhadlog, Llanidloes
2020 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2019 Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Sculpture Cymru 'Thinking' exhibition)
2018 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2017 Off the Wall, Cardiff
2017 Out of Nature, Newport House, Herefordshire
2017 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2017 Elemental Sculpture Park
2016 Off the Wall, Cardiff
2016 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2016 Elemental Sculpture Park
2015 Fresh Air, Quenington
2015 Out of Nature, Newport House, Herefordshire
2015 Hay Castle
2015 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2015 Mall Galleries, London
2015 National Botanic Garden of Wales
2014 Wyndcliffe Court Gardens Spring Exhibition
2014 Wyndcliffe Court Gardens Summer Exhibition
2014 Wyndcliffe Court Gardens Autumn Exhibition
2014 Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2014 Mid Wales Arts Centre
2013 Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2013 Out of Nature, Newport House, Herefordshire
2013 European Stone Festival, Lincoln Cathedral
2013 Fresh Air, Quenington
2013 Wyndcliffe Court Gardens
2012 Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2012 Broneirion House, Llandinam
2012 H-Art, Discoed Church
2012 Llandrindod Wells Museum
2011 Llandrindod Wells Museum
2009 Museum of Modern Art, Machynlleth
Public outdoor sculpture commissions
2008 Llanidloes Town Council (standing stone sculpture)
2000 Powys County Council (standing stone sculpture)
2012 Pietrasanta Marble Studio, Italy
1997 Shire Hall, Newtown