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  • Lettered Oak bench – Grand Designs Channel 4

    Lettered oak bench carved by Martin Cook for Grand DesignsMartin Cook's sculptural lettered oak bench was featured in this weeks edition of Grand Designs.  The camera sweeps the beautiful contemporary garden of the riverside home in Henley, lingering on the lettered oak bench which was ...

    Posted at October 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Welsh Slate Standing Stone for Savill Garden – Crown Estates press release

    [caption id="attachment_1670" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hand carved poem standing stone at Savill Garden by martin CookThe award winning Rose Garden in The Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, has a new feature thanks to the generosity of an anomymous donor.  The work is by distinquished sculptor Martin Cook, one of the country's leading stone carvers and letter designers.  Some of his major commissions include the stone lettering on the Mountbatten Memorial at 10 Downing Stree, The Bali ...

    Posted at October 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Welsh slate monolith for Savill Garden by Martin Cook

    Welsh slate monolith for Savill Garden by Martin Cook This hand carved Welsh slate monolith standing stone has been privately commissioned to mark the completion of the planting of The Queens rose garden at Savill Garden.  The work is carried out ...

    Posted at August 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

    Martin Cook will be exhibiting at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show again this year.  You can meet him on stand PK103.  There will be an on going demonstration of hand carving throughout the show. Martin Cook Studio will be exhibiting a collection of garden carvings, standing stone, sculptural oak benches and sundials.  All with hand carved verse. Martin Cook and his son, Matthew, will be working on the show stand over the weekend.  As soon as there a ...

    Posted at June 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Hand carved Madonna and Child in Cumbrian slate

    Martin Cook has recently been commissioned by a private client to hand carve this beautiful Madonna and Child.  It has been carved into the best Cumbrian green slate. Martin's client is a fan of Barbara Hepworth and asked that Martin carve it similar to her style.  Martin is also a great fan of Hepworth and you can see her influence in his work.  He will often sculpt Welsh and Cumbrian slate to have soft rounded edges ...

    Posted at June 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS

    Bucks Open Studio at Wycombe Court House, Lane End comes to an end this Sunday.  It has been the most successful show to date for the talented artists.  It is highly recommend to make a visit to see the work of this talented group.  The standard of the ceramics, sculptures, paintings and jewellery is so high, the popularity and the huge number of red dots is no surprise! Martin has been giving a carving demonstration in the beautiful ...

    Posted at June 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
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  • MY GENERATION STANDING STONE

    There has been a lot of interest in this Portland stone standing stone displayed at Chelsea Flower Show.  As requested I have some more information.  The piece is approximately 7' 6" tall x 8" x 12".  It is has been designed, drawn and carved by hand with hammer and chisel. The letters have been painted in the ...

    Posted at May 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • Bucks Open Studios 9th – 24th June 2012

    For the first time Martin is exhibiting in the Bucks Open Studios along with seven other talented artists.  The exhibition is to be held at Wycombe Court House, Church Road, Lane End HP14 2HG.  Martin will be showing several hand carved pieces in oak and natural British stone such as Welsh slate, Portland stone and Cumbrian slate.  There will be ...

    Posted at May 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

     Last year Martin Cook had great success with his Artisan Garden, 'A Literary Garden'.  This year he has not designed a show garden but is exhibiting on a trade stand. The Stand number is PLW8.  Martin, and his son Matthew will there throughout the week demonstrating carving of a commission in progress.  This year among the pieces for sale ...

    Posted at May 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
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