York Open Studios 10, 11 and 17,18 July 2021
After having to cancel last year's event due to Covid, then postponing the usual April date until July, York Open Studios is returning for 2021. York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit selected artists’ studios and exhibitions. My studio will be open from 10am - 5pm. For more information visit www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk
Crowdfunding target reached for statue of Captain Tom, May 2021
A huge thank you to everyone who supported my crowdfunding efforts to cast my statue of Captain Sir Tom Moore in bronze for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The foundry will be visiting at the end of June 2021 to take the mould and I hope to unveil the finished piece in the autumn. Watch this space! For more information on the project visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/creating-a-bronze-statue-of-captain-sir-tom-moore
Portrait Sculpture Course, York Art & Crafts 7-8 November 2019
I'm running a two-day clay portrait sculpture course at York Art & Crafts in Copmanthorpe. The course is suitable for all ability levels and you'll learn how to model a full-size clay portrait from an armature to a finished head, working from a life model in the studio. For more information and to book your place, please visit www.yorkartandcrafts.com
Yorkshire Charity Clay Days, Duncombe Park 13, 14 May 2019
I have donated a commission for a portrait in bronze to the auction held on the Yorkshire Charity Clay Days at Duncombe Park in Helmsley. The auction raises much-needed funds for various Yorkshire charities including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Variety, the children's charity that transforms the lives of disabled sick and disadvantaged children. I will also be exhibiting my work at the event.
QEST Annual Fundraising Dinner V&A Museum, 13 March 2019
Hosted by Vice Patron, Lord Snowdon, QEST’s Annual Fundraising Dinner celebrates British Craftsmanship in the magnificent surroundings of the V&A. It took place on 13th March and my donated sculpture masterclass raised £1,000 for QEST in the live & silent auction.
The Society of Portrait Sculptors FACE2021 Exhibition, May 2021
A portrait of my father, 'The Captain', and my sculpture 'The Soldier' have been selected for the Society of Portrait Sculptors 57th annual exhibition, FACE2021, which is being held online again this year due to Covid. Visit the exhibition here: www.portrait-sculpture.org
QEST Award for Excellence, 10 September 2020
I'm proud to have been awarded with this year's QEST Medal of Excellence in a virtual awards ceremony. The award is a beautiful medal made by the Royal Warrant holder, Thomas Fattorini, and is made annually to the QEST Scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to their craft and craft industry, shown commitment to training and passing on skills to the next generation and for their support and engagement with QEST.
FACE2019, 3-8 June 2019
I'm pleased to announce that my portrait of Kirby Howell-Baptiste has been selected for the Society of Portrait Sculptors' FACE 2019 exhibition taking place at La Galleria Pall Mall in London 3-8 June. This Open Exhibition is the only forum for contemporary portrait sculpture in this country and consists of about 70 sculptures of which approximately one third is chosen from open submission from non-members worldwide.
York Open Studios 6, 7 and 13, 14 April 2019
I'm taking part in York Open Studios for the first time this year. York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit selected artists’ studios and exhibitions. My studio will be open from 10am - 5pm. For more information visit www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk