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Summer events!! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Summer events!!

It’s going to be a very busy summer for us, involving the Beatles, dragons, nature sculpture and more! Here’s the definitive list… Artist residency at…

Erddig National Trust! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Erddig National Trust!

As artist in residence I will be producing a carving for the National Trust that will be auctioned off to raise money for the charity!…

We Also Make Furniture! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

We Also Make Furniture!

Most of the news focus has naturally been on my sculpture work, but there’s so much more to the business! I employed Daniel Barnes over…

Spring Update 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Spring Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but lots of things have been happening. More speed carves. More regular carvings – small, medium, and…

Happy 2017! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Happy 2017!

I’ve just started easing back into work. My first piece of this year has been a family of owls, pictured below. This month’s Clatterbridge charity…

Out of Commission 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Out of Commission

I recently completed my third charity carve for Clatterbridge Cancer Care – a cat bench, complete with paw prints. Now I’m off recovering from a…

An Alien, a Dragon, and some Fairies 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

An Alien, a Dragon, and some Fairies

The alien sculpture I said I was working on in my last blog post has now been oiled and installed. I hope to get a…

November Catch Up 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

November Catch Up

This month has gone in such a flash! Let me see if I can summarize it all… there were more speed carvings completed in Japan…

Japan Update 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Japan Update

Like I was saying in my last post, I’m in Japan at the moment and having a blast. The whole event is called the 2nd…

Greetings from the Other Side! (of the planet) 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Greetings from the Other Side! (of the planet)

My wife, Liz, and I are off to Japan today for a carving competition. Last year’s trip was fantastic, and I’m sure this one will…

The Clatterbridge Corporate Challenge 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

The Clatterbridge Corporate Challenge

Last Friday (October 21st), I completed the first in a series of six carvings I’m doing over the next six months, being broadcast live over…

Live Carving Demos at Events 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Live Carving Demos at Events

The other day, I set out three small-ish carvings, ready for collection (pictured left). One of them – the bear in the background – I…