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How Do I Care For A Tree Carving Sculpture? 600 600 Simon O'Rourke

How Do I Care For A Tree Carving Sculpture?

I’m often asked is how to care for a sculpture after it’s installed. It’s a really good question! I’m also often asked how to treat…

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The Marbury Lady Revisited

This month Cheshire Life magazine featured The Marbury Lady on its front cover. It was part of a feature on local photographer Alison Hamlin Hughes…

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Pantpurlais Mad Hatter Sculpture

Our followers on Facebook will have spotted a lovely new carving this week. Simon travelled over to Llandrindod Wells where he transformed a diseased tree…

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How to Best Position a Sculpture Within a Log

People often ask how to prevent cracking in the wood used for sculptures. The simple answer is you can’t! However, Simon has learned a lot…

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How to Raise Funds for a Tree Carving Sculpture

There’s no doubt about it, commissioning a sculpture by Simon can be expensive. As we explained in our blog “Why is Art so Expensive?“, there…

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Sculptures for World Book Day

If you have school-aged children you will know next Thursday is World Book Day. We’ve actually heard it might be the most dreaded day of…

FAQs: Why is Art Expensive? (What You Pay for When you Commission a Sculpture) 1920 1278 Simon O'Rourke

FAQs: Why is Art Expensive? (What You Pay for When you Commission a Sculpture)

But why does it cost so much? This is a question artists are asked across every field. Whether the artist is a sculpture, musician, painter,…

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Romance-Themed Sculptures: A Valentine’s Blog

This Sunday is Valentine’s Day. We know not everybody is a fan of this festival of all things pink and glittery! But! Whether you are…

Commissioning the Right Sculpture – Why Some Designs Make the Cut, (!!!!), and Others Don’t! 1430 2048 Simon O'Rourke

Commissioning the Right Sculpture – Why Some Designs Make the Cut, (!!!!), and Others Don’t!

It’s probably no surprise that Simon has an archive of sketches that never became sculptures. There are all kinds of reasons for this. It is…

A Sculpture for All Seasons – Sculptures in the Snow 1439 960 Simon O'Rourke

A Sculpture for All Seasons – Sculptures in the Snow

One of the lovely things about a wooden outdoor sculpture is how they change with the seasons. Obviously, there is weathering which changes their appearance…

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Game of Thrones Sculpture – Two Years On

In January 2019 Simon revealed what was one of his most exciting projects at that stage in his career: The Dragon Casket for HBO’s Game…

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FAQs: Who are your influences?

One of the questions artists often get asked is ‘Who are your influences?’. Simon is no different as people are curious about his training and…