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Archive for March, 2012

  • SUMMER EXHIBITIONS

    This Summer Martin's work can be seen around the country in various exhibitions. He will be showing pieces at the Dadbrook Gallery in Thame, Oxfordshire. Also The Garden Gallery, Hampshire and The Bow House Gallery in Barnet.  I will post details of the pieces Martin is showing and exhibition dates later on this month. Martin can be seen at Chelsea Flower Show again this year with his trade stand. Due to a heavy work load ...

    Posted at March 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • ‘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 enlargement of the original drawing of the poem ready to be transcribed onto the Portland stone.  Also see photographs of ...

    Posted at March 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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.  The work was painstaking ...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Posted at March 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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 STONE AND CUMBRIAN SLATE.  

    Posted at March 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment