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A Very Wooden Valentines 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Very Wooden Valentines

After a January seemed to last forever, February is finally here and that means love is in the air! Or at least, all things pink…

Imagine Carving Dragons 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Imagine Carving Dragons

It isn’t everyday you hear someone saying they count working with dragons among their job description! But that’s exactly what we get to say when…

It Takes a (Lego) Village 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

It Takes a (Lego) Village

What could the well-known proverb in the title and Lego possibly have to do with tree carving?! Well, it’s our privilege and joy both as…

Y Ddraig Derw: An Adventure Worth Telling 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Y Ddraig Derw: An Adventure Worth Telling

“IT SIMPLY ISN’T AN ADVENTURE WORTH TELLING IF THERE AREN’T ANY DRAGONS” A quick internet search shows nobody really knows who said this any more…

Taking Flight 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Taking Flight

Happy New Year to all our readers! After a lovely Christmas with family, friends, birthday celebrations and some travel, our work for 2019 started by…

Woodland Friends 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Woodland Friends

This week Simon (photographed here on day one) has been working on a couple of commissions for local gardens; transforming the trunks into woodland themed sculptures. Working…

Tale of Two Carvings 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Tale of Two Carvings

If you follow us on social media, you’ll know it’s been a busy week for Simon. The first half of the week saw us traveling…

Heroes at Highclere 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Heroes at Highclere

We’re sure you can’t have missed that this week was the anniversary of 9/11. Certainly my social media feeds were full of people paying tribute…

Vintage Cricketer… 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Vintage Cricketer…

This was a commission for a company called ‘Hopkins Homes’  for their recent housing development.   It was a really fun project to work on…

The Power of Vanquis!! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

The Power of Vanquis!!

We were asked earlier this year to create a carving of a Game of Thrones style character emerging from a log. It transpired that it…

‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

‘Spirit of Ecstasy’

The Spirit Of Ecstasy…. This was Simon’s most challenging piece to date yet… ‘The Spirit Of Ecstasy’, the Rolls Royce figurine found on the bonnet…

Forest Fawr trail installed! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Forest Fawr trail installed!

Today saw the wild beasts of Cardiff, finally installed into their final resting place in Forest Fawr after many months of hard work and planning…