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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…

Etsy Store Now Open! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Etsy Store Now Open!

I’m very pleased to announce that Off The Wall by Simon, my brand new Etsy store, is now open! Please click the link above to see…

Milestones! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke


Things are pretty exciting over here at Tree Carving HQ. I’ve been carving full-time almost ten years and, as if to celebrate, my official Facebook page…

Chicks, Charity, and Children Today 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Chicks, Charity, and Children Today

Recently, I had the pleasure of doing some really detailed work on a sculpture of three chicks, and I think it turned out rather well…

Website Relaunch! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Website Relaunch!

Welcome, website visitors old and new, to this – my new website! In the coming days I’ll be getting back to posting updates on all the…

Pretty as a Painted Fish 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Pretty as a Painted Fish

Here at Blokus Wood Carving Festival, Harry Thomas and I have put the finishing touches to a giant anglerfish sculpture. It may not be the…

In the Air Again 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

In the Air Again

I am currently on my way to Denmark as one half of the UK team taking part in the Blokhus Sculpture festival. (Harry Thomas is…

Sculpture Sketches 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Sculpture Sketches

Now back home in Wales after all the fun that was the Husky Cup, I’m doing a few on-site jobs and just generally getting back…

First Place! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

First Place!

I only went and won it, didn’t I? Well done to my fellow competitors. I’m having a blast out here!