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Basic Kit for Starting Chainsaw Carving

Welcome to the second in our series on starting out in chainsaw carving. In the first blog, Simon shared basic pointers. You can find it…

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Oak Fairy Sculpture

Simon has created several fairies over the last few years. His fairy sculpture for the Narnia Treehouse was especially popular on social media. His most…

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Tips for Chainsaw Carving in the Sun

One of the things Simon loves about his work is that he gets to spend a lot of time outdoors. However, carving in all weather…

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Tips for Getting Started in Chainsaw Carving

Simon is often asked about how to start chainsaw carving. The reality is, everyone’s journey will look a little different. However, there are some principles…

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The Dragon Tower’s Fire-Breathing Dragon: Ten Fun Facts

A year ago, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces featured Simon and his fire-breathing dragon sculpture, Maggon. Maggon was commissioned by Guy and Tracey, the owners of…

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How The Prestatyn Walker Sculpture Could Help Rejuvenate a Town

We’ve blogged before about the power of a sculpture to increase tourism and revenue. Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station had the same thought when they…

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Narnia Beaver Den Sculptures

Last weekend Simon travelled down to Oxford to install his fairy sculpture and work on a lovely new commission for the Narnia Tree House. These…

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Eight Tree Carving Sculptures to See this Bank Holiday Weekend

It’s bank holiday weekend which means an extra day for relaxing. With reasonable weather predicted, why not get out and enjoy some of our British…

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Lews Castle Carriage Driver Sculpture

This week Simon’s carriage driver sculpture arrived in its new home up in the Outer Hebrides. The commission is part of an upgrade/renovation to Lews…

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The Impact of Creativity and Art on Mental Health

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week. Although the focus was ‘nature’, we’ll be highlighting the benefits art has on mental health… The Impact of…

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Things to Consider When You Commission an On-Site Chainsaw Carving Sculpture

A chainsaw carving sculpture can be a great addition to your home or business. It’s a lovely way to give life back to a tree…

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Bespoke Shakespeare Seat at Poulton Hall

405 years ago today the world lost a literary legend, 52 years to the day that is is often recognised as being born. Who are…