This is the first year I have been involved in Oxford Artweek having only recently moved to the area. In the past my client base came from exhibiting at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Flower Show. My hand carved sundials, standing stones, benches and wall panels attracted a lot of interest.
During Artweek I will be showing a collection of natural British stone carvings in our garden at Roke. The pieces will vary from sundials, carved poetry, standing stones and sculptural pieces. Each piece is designed at the drawing board and hand carved with hammer and chisel in the traditional way. I design the lettering to compliment each piece I make. I have 40 years of experience as a lettering designer and carver. Throughout the week I will be working in my home studio.
Over for 40 year career as a lettering designer and stone carver I have worked on many exciting projects . In 2000 I was commissioned by Sir Norman Foster to design and carve the lettering in The Great Court of The British Museum.
I have work in Savill Gardens, Highgrove House, Horseguards Parade among many other historical buildings.
In 2011 I designed my first Chelsea Flower Show garden incorporating my stone carving, 'A Literary Garden' and won a silver/gilt medal. In 2013 I won a Gold medal for my 'Mindfulness Garden' and then again in 2016 with 'Antithesis of Scarophagi' garden winning a Gold medal and best in Fresh Gardens.
My work has featured in BBC Gardeners World and Alan Titchmarsh's 'Love your Weekend' TV Show.
My sundials, standing stones and garden carvings have been commissioned by many interesting people including Billy Connolly, Michael Parkinson, Alan Titchmarsh and Princes Charles.