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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…

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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…