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FAQs: Woodland Sculpture Trails

We’ve often talked about Simon’s woodland sculpture trails, and earlier this year we brought you virtual tours of Meadow Park, Page’s Wood, and Fforest Fawr.…

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The Giant Hand of Vyrnwy

In 2011 Simon carved what would become known as The Giant Hand of Vyrnwy. Simon wasn’t very well known at the time, and social media…

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FAQs: How Long Will My Wood Sculpture Last?

Diary of a chainsaw carver – The ticking clock… No this isn’t about actual clocks, although Simon did create a working longcase clock once!! This…

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How to Commission A Sculpture

How do I commission a sculpture? If you find yourself thinking about commissioning a bespoke wood sculpture, you may be wondering where to start. The…

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Process of Creating the Gollum Sculpture

Over the last few weeks we posted photos on social media of a Gollum sculpture Simon created. Thank you to those of you who left…

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What To Do With A Diseased Tree

Trees contribute massively to a landscape’s value, so it’s important to take care of them. In fact, if you have a tree you suspect may…

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FAQs: Favourite Manpatools for Creating Texture on Sculptures

Welcome back to our FAQs blog series! In part two we look at Simon’s favourite Manpatools for creating texture on sculptures. Using the round cutter…

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Tips for Carving Big Cats

As a sculptor, there are certain subjects that Simon is known for, and often asked to create. Fictional characters and dragons are definitely in the…

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All About Wood: The Difference Between Brown and White Rot

Welcome to our blog and vlog series ‘All About Wood’. In this series Simon will be answering some of the questions we receive about timber.…

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FAQs: Favourite Tools for Carving Faces

People often ask what tools Simon uses to create sculptures. Sometimes that’s hobbyists and professionals, keen to learn from fellow artists. Sometimes it’s from people…

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Monkey Puzzle Ent Tree Sculpture

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

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Why Commission a Sculpture Trail?

Autumn is the perfect time to get out into nature and visit one of Simon’s woodland sculpture trails. The reds and ambers of the leaves…