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,
as well as carrying out public art projects and making pieces for exhibition. Besides lettering,
I draw illustrations for low-relief carving, linocutting and photo-etching in metal. I also draw and paint lettering for print, and for interiors, such as floors and walls.

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 am currently developing printmaking ideas for wallpaper and fabric. 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: Places are now available on my three carving courses: 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: in Cumbria, the very first Halecat Sculpture Trail opens on 1st May (see www.cumbriasculptors.com). It overlaps with the Witherslack Artists and Makers Show which starts on 18 September and runs for three weeks till 11th October. In Suffolk, The Edge of Extinction lettering exhibition opens on 3rd July at The Lettering Arts Trust (see www.letteringartstrust.org.uk

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