I am a stone carver making sundials, memorials and garden sculpture to commission as well as more personal work.All my work is done using hand tools and local stone, either sandstone or slate as a rule although I have recently completed a series of carvings for exhibition in limestone.
I have been honing my craft now for over 20 years and in that time have produced work abroad and on the islands and now am based in the Scottish Borders.
I am inspired by the natural world and my work is intuitive and passionate. I have a series of themes running through my work - fossils, spoons, shells, clouds among them. I find that the constraints of working with one material lead to a distillation of ideas .I like to interpret small, inchoate things into hard massive stone. I like the solidity and ancientness of stone, its immutable truth. I combine form and lettering too.
I have recently begun to hold beginners workshops in lettering from my workshop - a converted cow byre near Jedburgh.
I also work in print, primarily collograph which contrast wonderfully to stone in its immediacy! In this work I am dealing in shadows and reflections as well as microscopic life and the universe!
2014/15 Printmaking course, Leith School of Art
1992/94 Advanced Diploma in Carving and Lettering, Weymouth College
1990/92 National Diploma in Art and Design , Hopwood Hall College, Lancs
1981/85 Philosophy Hons degree 2:1, North London
2017,White Fox Gallery,Essential form
2017, Kailzie Gardens Sculpture in the garden,Peebles
2017,Old Gala House,Being Human - solo show ,Galasheils
2016 Scottish arts society, Edinburgh
2015 White Fox Gallery, Group show , The Hirsel
2015 The Haining at Home, group-applied art,The Haining Selkirk
2014 Casting the Net group show, Selkirk
2012 Meet the maker, group show, Textile Tower house
2010 Autumn show, Flat Cat Gallery
2006 Borders Sculptors group show, Stobo Gardens
2005 Borders sculptors ,group show, Thirlstane Castle gardens
2004 Time and Tide, group show, Oathlaw Angus
Annual open studio in May Late Bank holiday as part of Art @ Ancrum