I make abstract stone sculptures inspired by plants and fungi. The organic, voluptuous forms and textured, curving surfaces of my artworks are a response to the fecundity and fragility of nature. I carve my sculptures by hand with a traditional mallet and chisels, working with British limestones as much as possible. My mission is to protect biodiversity and help to build creative, compassionate communities through the power of making.
In 2021 I made a series of stone carvings and drawings for my online exhibition ‘Nature on the Line,’ which responded to biodiversity loss caused by HS2, the high speed rail link, in Warwickshire. This project was commissioned by the Arts Council of England and Coventry City of Culture. You can see the work here: https://natureontheline.co.uk/
I love teaching stone carving to adults and young people. I am a passionate advocate for the therapeutic power of touch and of making as communication and self-expression. I have equipment to teach classes of up to eight people indoors or out. Please get in touch if you’d like to join a class or set one up – I post updates on my Instagram.
I aim to make powerful, beautiful objects and places which enrich people’s lives. Click on the ‘Archive’ tab to see past public art projects, and do get in touch if you’d like to enquire about a commission.