We are looking forward to welcoming visitors again this year after our year off. Hopefully there will be lots of new sculptures to see and a few small changes in the garden. I might even have some electricity in the studio by then too, fingers crossed! We are also going to be open on Wednesday 17th July from 11-5pm this year for those who cannot make weekends. I am challenged by the sculptural problems of form, space, light and shadow. I carve intuitively using hand tools only, letting the characteristics of the stone dictate what will emerge. Blocks of stone lead me into creating the “shadow” series. These capture the play of light as shadows dance across the ripples and angles carved into the stone. Lumps of stone are often looked at for hours, turned and looked at again and again until I see a form waiting to be released. Sculpting stone is about what is underneath, what is hidden, what can be revealed. Studio open by appointment throughout the year.
I am currently exhibiting at the Creating Spaces Exhibition in the beautiful setting of Malmesbury Abbey House Gardens with the Cotswold Sculptors Association until May 31st 2019. Also at Showborough Sculpture in the garden near Twyning Glous, 2nd May to 16th June 2019 and will be exhibiting at the Avebury National Trust Sculpture Show 1st September to 7th October2019.