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  • 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
  • Welsh Slate and oak bench

    This week Martin installed this beautiful Welsh slate and oak bench in the garden of a private client in Buckinghamshire.

    Posted at April 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • The Garden Gallery, Summer Exhibition

    One of Martin's beautiful lettered oak benches is part of the Summer exhibition at the Garden Gallery in Stockbridge, Hampshire.  The exhibition is open to the public 17 May - 21 July on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11-5.  Martin Cook has exhibited at the Garden Gallery summer show for several years.  It is held in  beautiful Hampshire garden and features many great artists.  It will well worth and visit and a great day out.

    Posted at April 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • The River of Life Memorial, Little Missenden Church

    On Easter Sunday the The River of Life Memorial was dedicated by The reverend John Simpson. It comprises of three upright stones representing the Three Persons of the Trinity and is bound together by the Word of God.  It is intended as a focal point in the Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes. The studio has been working flat out over the past few weeks to ensure that this beautiful hand carved Cumbrian slate piece ...

    Posted at April 10, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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 ...

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

    Posted at March 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Martin's Blog | 0 Comment
  • 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
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