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Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink). 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Radagast the Brown, (Blue and Pink).

Isn’t he amazing?!   Simon recently worked on this sculpture of Radagast the Brown from Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. We think he makes a…

Skulptur Rabbatz: A Cacophony of Carvers! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Skulptur Rabbatz: A Cacophony of Carvers!

Skulptur Rabatz 2019 certainly lived up to its name! ‘Rabatz’ translates as ‘din’, and with 13 simultaneous sculptures in production, there certainly was a ‘din’! There was…

Rauschwitz Angel 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Rauschwitz Angel

Germany has a big tree carving tradition, and throughout the year there are events, festivals and competitions. We love that we get to be part…

A Bavarian Fairy Tale 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Bavarian Fairy Tale

Every two years friends of ours organise and host ‘Allgauer Schnitzevent‘ in the Bavaria region of Germany. As well as tree carving, there’s an opportunity…

Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn

One of the beautiful things about art, is that while the artist may have a vision or message, it speaks to people in different ways…

Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Our Lady of Pen Llyn

Every commission has its own story, and some go back further than others. This week our blog is the story behind Our Lady of Pen…

A Throne Fit for a King Officer 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Throne Fit for a King Officer

Sometimes you don’t need an excuse like an anniversary to install a piece of art. From time to time, you just have to see something…

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day

June 25th was Global Beatles Day. Yes, there is such a thing! It was created to honour and celebrate the ideals of The Beatles, and we…

Huskycup 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Huskycup 2019

And just like that, Huskycup 2019 is over! After a week of carving by some of the best chainsaw carvers in the world, Blockhausen now…

On Blood Donor Day! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

On Blood Donor Day!

June 14th is WHO Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank…

Miners Revisited 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Miners Revisited

In a week’s time (8th-10th June) Simon and his wife Liz will be in Germany for The Huskycup. The Huskycup is an annual event in…

Arb Show 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Arb Show 2019

Every year in May, the Aboricultural Association runs its flag ship event: The Arb Show. It describes itself as being “A celebration of the science…