Part of my training as a bespoke Furniture Designer & Maker was an introduction in how to use the chainsaw – little did I know that this skill would take me up and down the country creating chainsaw sculptures for private clients, Michelin star restaurants, schools and local authorities.
Chainsaw carving is a very versatile art form – from a standing tree trunk, a lump of timber or a planked board, all can be worked to make beautiful wooden sculptures and furniture for both indoors and outdoors.
My commissioned work over the last 15 years has ranged from 8 metre tall totem carvings to free standing and fitted furniture, with water features and stone sculptures somewhere in between. I hope you enjoy looking at my work and if you would like to contact me, please do call or email.
Early summer 2011
2 Carved book shaped frames for information display boards- commissioned for the Human nature Garden by Horsham in Bloom and Horsham Borough Council.
A series of sculptures for the ‘Stories from the Folly’ sculpture trail at East Carlton park- Commissioned by Corby Borough Council
- A 5 Metre long sit on dragon
- 10 story telling plinths
- A 3 metre tall carved doorway set in the parkland.
A series of sculptures for a two playgrounds in Basildon_ commissioned by Basildon town council
- A sit on sheep
- A sit on snail
- A castle totem
- A sculpted root seat
- A carved tree door
- 3 tree houses
Petanque seating project- commissioned by the University of Kent at Canterbury
A sweet chestnut leaf seat commissioned by Shorewood Country Park
Whales tail seat commissioned by private clients
Outdoor class room. This project was designed and made with the help from members of the conservation society at the university of Kent at Canterbury commissioned by the University of Kent at Canterbury
Sculptural flat bread holders commissioned by Pied a Terre
Sculpture of ‘Symon of Cyrens Helps Jesus’
Early autumn 2010
Carving of representations of Super foods for the Human Nature Garden in Horsham – commissioned by Horsham in Bloom and Horsham Borough Council.
Late Summer 2010
2nd Stage of the East Carlton Park Folly – Commissioned by Corby Borough Council
Late summer 2010
East Carlton Park wood spirit 8 meter tall carving, the design of which came out of some workshops with local children – commissioned by Corby Borough Council with funding from ‘money for Youth’
A series of Large scale sculptures for a Sculpture trail in Campton wood in Bedfordshire – commissioned by Central Bedfordshire Council
- Campton and Chick sands 6 metre tall Heritage Totem
- Shefford 6 metre tall Heritage Totem
- Squirrel bench
- Campton Monk
- Campton Deer
A series of Large scale sculptures for a Sculpture trail in Campton wood in Bedfordshire – commissioned by Central Bedfordshire Council.
Stage 1 of the East Carlton Park Folly – commissioned by Corby Borough council
Early Spring 2010
A series of 9 carved benches based on logos – commissioned by Phonex Housing Association.
A series of bread baskets – commissioned by Pied a Terre
Cheese Board – Commissioned by Pied a Terre, 2 star Michelin restaurant, Charlotte Street, London
Youth Culture – Commissioned by Meols Cop Youth Centre, Southport
Memorial Sculpture – Commissioned by Medway Council
‘Carmelite Friar’ – Commissioned by Maldon Town Council
‘Leaves Standing’ – Commissioned by Ashford Borough Council
‘Log Lizard’ – Commissioned by Cambridge City Council Parks Division*
‘Tree Tumblers’ – Commissioned by Cambridge City Council Parks Division*
‘Easter Rabbit’ – Commissioned by C.R.A.C.A and Cambridge City Centre Management*
‘Wizard Trees’ – Commissioned by private clients*
‘Abstract’ – Commissioned by Cambridge City Council Works Department
‘The Picnic’ – Commissioned by Cambridge City Council Parks Department*
* These sculptures were collaborative projects with the sculptor Tina Ashdown
Since leaving college I have worked continuously for private clients creating either sculptural furniture or free standing and fitted furniture.
Leadbeater and Co. Water Features – A bespoke range of ornamental and water features made from wood and silver.
I have been demonstrating chainsaw carving at various shows and events throughout the UK since 2004 – a list of Summer 2011 shows will be updated shortly.
I have taken part in numerous solo and joint exhibitions since 1998, and supply work to various galleries in the South East. I have also had work featured on T.V. and in several national magazines over the last ten years.
B.A. (Hons) Furniture Design & Craftsmanship from Buckinghamshire Chiltern University College 1995 – 1998
Holder of NPTC Chainsaw certificates CS30 and CS3