I run a lettercarving studio on the edge of Cumbria, in the Yorkshire Dales. Here I carve commissions for inscriptions including memorials, garden features and house signs, make pieces for exhibiting and lettering designs for interiors.
I also carry out public art projects often working on site. Besides lettering, I design and print wallpaper and fabric - my work is featured this month (May) in Beam newsletter, published by Heritage Revival director Claire Lewis: (see my Links page.)

Recent large commissions include the BrontŽ Stones, a new trail in the landscape that inspired the BrontŽ sisters; commemorative seating at Jane Austenís House Museum; the Stanza Stones in the south Pennines with poet Simon Armitage; Sheffield city centre seating schemes with poets Matt Black and Ray Hearne. Other projects include the Poetry Path with poet Meg Peacocke in Cumbria; Discover Eden, a wildlife bronze panel way marking scheme for Eden Valley walking-routes; and lettering for enamelled tiles on Carlisleís Flood Walls.

I run short courses in lettercarving, and give talks about my work. I received support from the Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trustís Apprenticeship Scheme, for training an apprentice, Wayne Hart, who has successfully set up his own lettering workshop (info@hartstudio.co.uk).

Latest News: My website is undergoing a revamp so I can show more of my linoprint designs alongside continuing lettercarving work. Coronavirus measures are causing a rethink of how and when my courses will run: watch this space! Dates are: 8th-10th June at Broadrake in the Yorkshire Dales; 26th-28th June in Hertford and 2nd-4th September at Greystoke Craft GardenĖ see courses page for details.

Iím taking part in three shows this year. Information for new opening dates will appear following lockdown easing. The shows are: in Cumbria, the very first Halecat Sculpture Trail (see www.cumbriasculptors.com). Also in Cumbria, the Witherslack Artists and Makers Show which may start on 18 September and runs for three weeks till 11th October. In Suffolk, The Edge of Extinction lettering exhibition due to open on 3rd July at The Lettering Arts Trust (see www.letteringartstrust.org.uk

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