Stained glass and stone carving inspired by the natural world in a garden gallery and open studio.
All of my sculpture work is hand-carved using the traditional mallet and chisel technique. I work mainly with local limestone, Cornish slate and various soapstone.
Much of the theme is nature with a Celtic twist from woodland creatures to Celtic knots and more. Work displayed outside is suitable for the garden. Smaller pieces in my small studio are better suited for indoors.
My ever popular stained glass work continues to progress with more complicated designs emerging. Some of my glass panels are incorporated into stone sculptures and some are free-standing with smaller pieces for indoors.
There is wide variety of work here as my passion for discovering and learning different techniques grows. If you wish to take something home with you, everything is for sale from small gifts to larger pieces of art.
My journey with art began many years ago when I was still at school. I lost the path for many years whilst building my life. It is only after my children grew up that I found it again and began my art journey properly.
Stone sculpture is not the form of art I imagined myself doing but after a series of local stone carving workshops I was hooked!
No, I didn't go to art college, get any art degrees or formal art qualifications. All of my work really comes from the heart, from where I grew up in Celtic Cornwall. A place where as a child my imagination soared with the inspiration of my surroundings - bleak moorland, granite outcrops, mystical ancient woodlands flowing down the valleys towards the sea. Stories of old from brave knights to Merlin - I think you can see where I'm coming from! Animals also feature massively in my work. I have always had animals in my life from pets to farm animals and wildlife. I finally ended up working with animals when I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse after leaving school.
My final chunk of inspiration evolves from those wonderful carved Celtic Crosses and ancient Churches in North Cornwall. I couldn't help being drawn in by the beauty of the stained glass windows against the stone. So more recently I have been training and still continue to learn stained glass techniques.
For me this is a wonderful hobby and escape to a different world.
Every time I exhibit my work, I bravely wear my heart on my sleeve and feel like I'm stepping into the unknown.
I look forward to welcoming you here and hope you discover something you love!