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Monkey Puzzle Ent Tree Sculpture

Simon spent the week working in the grounds of Poulton Hall, Bebbington. Thankfully the weather cooperated, for this outdoor project! Over four days of carving…

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Giving Tree Sculpture for Ronald McDonald House

As lockdown opens up more and more, Simon has been able to finish more projects, and install more sculptures. Sometimes it’s only once in place…

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TV Themed Sculptures

Last week we began a series of blogs sharing some of Simon’s ‘fan art‘. That is, sculptures he has made over the years based on…

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Sculptures based on Literature: Fan Art Series

Over the years, Simon has created many sculptures based on literature. They have been for a range of settings, including libraries, schools, National Trust property,…

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Huskycup Through the Years

An annual highlight in the chainsaw carving calendar is The Huskycup. Every summer chainsaw carvers from around the world descend on Blockhausen in Dorfschemnitz and…

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Sri Lankan Lion Sculpture

Back in February Simon began posting photos of a Lion sculpture Ihewas working on. Last week he was able to deliver and install the finished…

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A Fire Breathing Dragon

This week Simon was featured on the series opener of Amazing Spaces. It was a great episode, featuring some spectacular architecture and engineering. Simon’s contribution?…

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A Memorial Sculpture for Robyn

In our blogs,  the perfect portrait sculpture for you part one and part two, we mentioned commissioning a portrait as a memorial. This week we…

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Perfect Portrait for You: Part Two

If you regularly read our blog, you’ll know that last week we began writing about the perfect portrait scultpure for you. We feel people sometimes…

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The Perfect Portrait Sculpture for You: Part One

There’s an app for that! We often hear that when we need a digital solution. But did you know, when it comes to portraits, Simon’s…

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Fforest Fawr Woodland Sculpture Trail

We’ve had some beautiful weather this week – perfect for a woodland walk! With Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland still in lockdown though, we know…

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Woodland Sculpture Trail: Pages Wood

Welcome back to our woodland sculpture trail series! If you read our blogs about the Pages Wood commission, and the Meadow Park woodland sculpture trail,…