2021 – Communal Head project

Bury School West Sussex funded by Young Arts charity intro assembly + 2 mornings with Y5/6 students working from publically-known sitter; communally-rendered life-sized head in clay whilst children were also working on their own individual smaller heads. Terracotta head will be presented back to school once hollowed, fired and mounted.

The naming of the sculpture on the South Downs at Slindon

The sculpture at Slindon will be unveiled on 17th February 2016 at noon. The National Trust’s Rise of Northwood – the replanting of the majority of a historic woodland lost in the first and second world wars – was made possible by a bequest from John Springthorpe Hunt, who loved the South Downs. An unplanned […]

Can YOU name a new landmark?

A new sculpture sits on the course of the former A3 separating the National Trust’s Hindhead Common and Devil’s Punch Bowl, GU26 6AB, following a snowy launch on 23rd March. During the course of the final 10 days working, lots of words started to come to me but none quite seemed to fit a final […]

Bovines and gut feelings

We use the term gut feeling as¬†a visceral emotional reaction to something; often one of uneasiness.¬†However this does not originate in the stomach but in the subconscious, which sends a message through the vagus nerve to the stomach. Half of our nerve cells are located within the gut and these are an important factor in […]

Dick Barton, the mapping of South Georgia… and a solitude experiment

In 1951¬†Duncan Carse,¬†the voice of ‘Dick Barton – Special Agent’, a BBC serial thriller with a huge daily audience, abruptly gave up his radio acting career to lead a six-man private Antarctic expedition during 1951-52 that planned to make the first accurate map of South Georgia. It failed to achieve this, but Carse organised a […]

Scott bronze to Slimbridge

Lady Philippa Scott sat as part of my environmental series of heads in early 2007. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust ¬†– that she and husband Peter Scott had been so instrumental in founding – have just taken delivery of a bronze of the terracotta head, which will be unveiled in summer 2011. This will commemorate […]

Duncan Carse – South Georgia

The first bronze of Duncan Carse is now on permanent display at South Georgia Museum, South Atlantic, following a purchase appeal co-ordinated by the South Georgia Association.¬†The role of Duncan Carse in the Grahamland Peninsular Expedition was recognised by the Silver Polar Medal and clasp in 1939. He was awarded a second clasp in 1982 […]