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Wood Logos and Emblems

This week on Twitter we posted a flashback to the time Simon created this fantastic logo for Olfi. We started thinking about other wood logos…

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Sporting Sculptures made by Simon

by  This week on Twitter we shared a portrait of sporting legend Bill Shankly that Simon made. He was one of four famous Liverpudlians that…

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English Open Chainsaw Competition Entries Through the Years

Can you believe it’s already the August bank holiday weekend?! Time is definitely doing funny things! This weekend is a landmark in the Chainsaw Carving…

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Sculptures of Myths and Legends

Mythology and folk stories have been the subject of several sculptures Simon has made. Each time there is a challenge for Simon. He needs to…

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Which is Better: Wood or Bronze Sculpture?

Wood or bronze sculpture? Is the longer lasting sculpture a better sculpture? Which one should I choose? Simon is often asked “Why make a sculpture…

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Fan Art Series: Movie Based Sculptures

This week we return to our Fan Art Series. In Part One we looked at sculptures based on literature. Then, in Part Two we shared…

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Giving Tree Sculpture for Ronald McDonald House

As lockdown opens up more and more, Simon has been able to finish more projects, and install more sculptures. Sometimes it’s only once in place…

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TV Themed Sculptures

Last week we began a series of blogs sharing some of Simon’s ‘fan art‘. That is, sculptures he has made over the years based on…

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Sculptures based on Literature: Fan Art Series

Over the years, Simon has created many sculptures based on literature. They have been for a range of settings, including libraries, schools, National Trust property,…

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Huskycup Through the Years

An annual highlight in the chainsaw carving calendar is The Huskycup. Every summer chainsaw carvers from around the world descend on Blockhausen in Dorfschemnitz and…

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Sri Lankan Lion Sculpture

Back in February Simon began posting photos of a Lion sculpture Ihewas working on. Last week he was able to deliver and install the finished…

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A Fire Breathing Dragon

This week Simon was featured on the series opener of Amazing Spaces. It was a great episode, featuring some spectacular architecture and engineering. Simon’s contribution?…