Hand-Carved Woodwork

Residency at Beacon Hill Country Park

When I first started my residency at Beacon Hill Country Park it was planned to be just a one year stay. However, that was some time ago and I have now agreed with Leicestershire County Council that this residency will be an ongoing project and each year I will add three new chainsaw sculptures to the pieces already created.

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My work area is next to a small hut, which can be found if you take a few steps from the lower car park of the country park. This is where (when I am not working on projects elsewhere) I can be found either creating commissioned pieces or sculptures for the country park.

Beacon Hill is an amazing location with such diverse scenery from open meadows to wooded areas and rocky outcrops, with both social and geological history (some of the oldest fossils in the world have been found here). It is a Green Flag award winning park, with a SSSI accreditation and is the home of the annual Wood Fair, which is a must for those interested in all things wood. I recommend making a visit to this beautiful site not only to take in the view from the top of the summit, which is the second highest in Leicestershire, but to see the sculptures in their natural environment.