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2022 Sandringham Cup Winner

The May bank holiday weekend marked a return to competitive carving for Simon after a four-year break. And he didn’t just compete! His sculpture ‘Ascension’…

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A Hand Between Sky and Earth Sculpture

Today is Earth Day 2022 so I’m going to share one of my most recent sculptures with an environmental message: A Hand Between Sky and…

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Love Leading the Pilgrim Sculpture

This week Simon installed his Love Leading the Pilgrim sculpture at Biddulph Old Hall. It’s been popular on social media, so we wanted to share…

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Susanna Wesley Sculpture

inIf you follow Simon on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you’ll know he’s had a big project this week. He’s been down in East Finchley working…

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What3Words Chainsaw Carving Trail

This week a representative from What3Words approached Simon to ask about using images of the Giant Hand of Vyrnwy, sharing its location with their followers.…

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Using the Stihl MSA 200

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2022 with some tool talk! People often ask about the tools Simon uses, so this week we’re going to…

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Titan Treecycle Initiative

At the start of November, Simon announced he’d joined ‘Team Titan’, and become part of the Titan Treecycle initiative, but we have never explained what…

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Illustrators that Influence his Work

Have you read Simon’s biography? If you have, you’ll know that before Simon tried chainsaw carving, he did a degree in illustration. He had planned…

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Crohn’s Inspired Sculpture

Next week is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week in the UK (1st – 7th Dec 2021). Their theme is ‘Your Story Matters’ and Crohn’s and…

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Bill Badger Sculpture and Bench

Did you see our hint on Wednesday about the sculpture for today’s blog? We showed the legs and asked people on social media to guess…

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WWII Soldier Memorial Sculpture

As the country silences itself at 11am today, Workington has a new WWII soldier memorial sculpture to commemorate those who gave their lives in military…

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The Importance of Lighting for Chainsaw Carving Sculpture.

This week’s blog has something for both carver and client. Whether creating or viewing work can be transformed completely by light. With that in mind,…