Monthly Archives: March 2012

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'MY GENERATION' Portland Stone Standing Stone

Among Martin's passions in life are music, art and poetry.  He recently produced a Portland stone standing stone that reflected all three.  He wrote a poem which included all the great song titles from his youth and carved it into a huge piece of Portland stone.  Click on this post to see the [...]

By | 2012-03-27T16:43:10+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

portland stone hand carved relief wall sundial

Last year Martin met a client at Hampton Court Flower Show.  This client lived very close to Hampton Court in an old listed cottage.  Originally there had been a large wall sundial on the front face of the cottage, unfortunately it was mindlessly stolen.  Martin was commissioned to recreate the original dial from old photographs.  [...]

By | 2012-03-27T16:32:08+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Hand carved relief green slate standing stones for Little Missenden Church

Martin is currently working on a cumbrian green slate panel of standing stones for little missenden churchyard. You can see martin beautiful hand drawn design for the piece. The tree of life and the verse are all hand carved in the traditional way with hammer and chisel.

By | 2012-03-27T14:39:00+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Monument to Lord Mountbatten, Downing Street

   Martin was recently commissioned by Downing Street to carve 4 portland stone panels commemorating the life of Lord Mountbatten. The plaque were unveiled last week by the daughter of Lord Mountbatten.  The event was attended by Downing Street staff and members of the family.

By | 2012-03-27T13:58:57+00:00 March 27th, 2012|Martin's Blog|0 Comments

Bucks Open Studios July 2012

THIS SUMMER MARTIN WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS. HE WILL BE EXHIBITING ALONG SIDE OTHER LOCAL ARTISTS AT WYCOMBE COURT HOUSE IN LANE END. HE WILL BE SHOWING HIS GARDEN CARVINGS SUCH AS SUNDIALS, BENCHES AND STANDING STONES. ALL HIS HAND CARVED PIECES ARE MADE FROM NATURAL BRITISH STONE WELSH SLATE, PORTLAND [...]

By | 2012-03-14T18:23:23+00:00 March 14th, 2012|Martin's Blog|0 Comments