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2021 Sculpture Commissions

Happy New Year! We hope that despite the turbulence, it has still started well for you. After last week’s reflection on Simon’s sculptures from 2020,…

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Sculptures of 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2021 with much less turbulence than 2020. Thank you to all those who have continued…

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Old Oak Father Sculpture

This week Simon completed his final carving for 2020. If you follow us on Facebook, you may already have seen it. It’s a fantastic creation…

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A Pair of Lion Sculptures

If you had been traveling on the M6 last weekend you might have seen a strange sight. A pair of lion sculptures making their way…

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FAQs: What is the Best Wood for a Sculpture?

Welcome back to our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ series! This week we answer one of Simon’s most commonly asked questions. That is, ‘What is the best…

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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…