ABOUT

Education

  • 1976 – 1979 Fine art degree in sculpture at Norwich school of art and design
  • 1991 – 1993 Studied traditional woodcarving and gilding at City and Guilds of London art school

Awards

  • 1981 Eastern Arts Bursary
  • 1999 Funding from St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and Sainsburys PLC for sculpture trail

Completed Public
Commissions 2001 – Present

  • Madonna and Child as gift to retiring Dean of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
  • A series of carvings for the Millennium Green Trust
  • Two way-markers funded by Guildford Borough Council for a site of special scientific interest on outskirts on the River Wey
  • Site specific sculpture trail in Bradfield woods in Suffolk. The trail was funded through private and public donations
  • Epiphany Madonna for local Cathedral

Completed Private
Commissions 2001 – Present

  • Textual memorials for Wyken Vineyards, Suffolk
  • Inscriptions and memorials for private clients
  • Regimental panels for St. Mary’s Church in Bury St. Edmunds
  • Restaurant sign for “Mortimers on the Quay” on Ipswich Docks
  • Centenary panel for school in Cambridge
  • Panel for local hospice
  • Carving of front porch for private house
  • Font cover for St. Mary’s, Weston, Lincolnshire
  • Millennium Nativity set for local Church
  • Carved beam for private residence
  • Statue of St. Edmund for local Catholic primary school

Residencies

  • 1999 & 2000 Hills Road Sixth Form College

Professional Activities

  • Teacher, letter-carver, woodcarver and sculptor

Professional Membership

  • Member: Royal Society of Sculptors

Career History

  • 1976-79 Degree in Sculpture from Norwich art school
  • 1981 Eastern Arts Bursary
  • 1979-91 Carving in wood and stone: exhibitions in East Anglia and London
  • 1991-93 Studied traditional woodcarving, gilding and letter carving at City and Guilds Art School, Kennington, London
  • 1993-2018 Sculptor, letter carver and teacher and working to commission (mainly inscriptions)

Exhibitions

  • 2019 PARALLEL LINES: DRAWING AND SCULPTURE
    Royal Society of Sculptors member and fellow opportunity 2019
    The Lightbox Gallery in Woking between 22 June – 25 August 2019.
    This exhibition brings together a selection of sculpture from the Ingram collection of modern British art with drawings by members of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
  • 2019 142nd Annual Open Exhibition 2019
    Saturday 25 May – Sunday 30 June, Ipswich Art Gallery
  • 2019 Suffolk Open Studio weekends (www.suffolkopenstudios.org)
    1/2 June 11-5p.m & 22/23 June 11-5p.m
  • 2018  Suffolk Open Studios
  • 2017  Elemental Sculpture Park, Nr. Cirencester – group
  • 2012-16  Taking part in local exhibitions
  • 2011  “A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden”, Harold Martin Botanic Gardens – group
  • 2009  “A Celebration of British Sculpture”, Harold Martin Botanic Gardens – group
  • 2007  R.S.S. summer exhibition, Abbey House Gardens – group
  • 2005  “Sculpture in the Garden”,  R.S.S. centenary celebration –  group
  • 2004  Suffolk Craft Society, Aldeburgh – group
  • 2003  “Artworks’”, Suffolk – group
  • 1999  “Norfolk Broads”, Norfolk – group
  • 1994, 1993, 1980  Local art groups showing at the Market Cross Gallery in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 1979  The Minories Gallery, Colchester, Essex – group

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