It started out with scraps and offcuts…

Door number: One

I started carving at home on scraps of paving left over from a friend’s garden project, graduating to offcuts and left overs at Geoff’s carving studio in Burgess Hill. I still have a liking for using odd shaped pieces of stone, and often the stone itself suggests the design.

Eleven: House number: York stone

Eleven: House number: York stone

JP: York sandstone

38 : Door number: York stone

38 : Door number: York sandstone

Cow Days: House sign: Welsh slate, oiled and re-cut

Cow Days: House sign: Welsh slate, oiled and re-cut

MJ: Homage to the original! Hereford red sandstone paver

MJ: Hereford red sandstone paver: relief carving

 

 

Original carving on a barn in France

Original carving on MJ’s barn in France

 

Yama: No.1 in a series of 8 - the eight limbs of Astanga Yoga: Portland limestone: Hand-drawn letterform based on Eric Gill calligraphy: 400x400mm: it reads ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha

Yama: No.1 in a series of 8 – the eight limbs of Astanga Yoga: Portland limestone: Hand-drawn letterform based on Eric Gill calligraphy: 400x400mm: it reads ahimsa, satya, asteya, brahmacharya, aparigraha