Never Let a Good Idea Go to Waste

Commissions have several benefits. Yes, it can be daunting to be asked to produce several ideas for a client to choose from – but you have those ideas to draw on later. One idea that I came up with but was rejected by the client in favour of something else was for...

A Celebration of Bridges

In 2015 Storm Desmond created havoc in a little Cumbrian village called Pooley Bridge by washing away its 18th century arched stone bridge over the river Eamont. It was not until 2020 that the village got a replacement, a new elegant single-span steel bridge. To...

Garden Sculpture

An interesting fairly recent commission was for a sculpture for a courtyard that was bounded by the house wall on one side and by a 3-metre high brick wall on another. The proposal that the clients accepted was for three interweaving arches, the tallest of which would...

From Gifts of Metal

Not that long ago a generous friend reacted to a sculpture that I had made using brass sheet. He had some metal that he no longer needed. Would I like to have it? What he gave me was about a square metre of 3mm thick copper sheet and about half a square metre of 6mm...