I have a good working relationship with the Diocese of Leicester Board of education which has meant building up a portfolio of projects with church schools. I also have experience working with NEETs, after-school and holiday clubs, the over-sixties and children of all ages.
I was asked to lead a workshop to produce a series of lanterns for the Saffron Arts Festival. This was a week-long workshop run in the summer holidays with a mix of young people, some with special needs. All the lanterns had to be carried in a procession so had to be both light and strong.
A week-long creative workshop on the Gilmorton estate held during the summer holidays aimed at young people of all ages. The aim was to regenerate the local area with a mural and totem pole designed by the participants in association with Soft Touch. The participants designed the images which they helped to carve and the local people were very pleased with the results.
A day of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee in Oakham, Rutland for families, young people and local residents. This was a workshop for children of all ages to paint their own portrait of the Queen using photographs for inspiration. A local firm sponsored a competition to find the best painting in different categories. The prizes were awarded by the Mayor of Oakham and an exhibition of the childrens’ work followed in the Town.
Part of a sculpture trail within the grounds of the school. It features seven artworks based on a verse from Galatians interpreting goodness and gentleness, joy, love, patience and faithfulness, kindness and self-control.The project started with a days workshop in a class of mixed years. They all produced drawings one of which I chose for the finished piece. The project was made possible with funds from a local benefactor and culminated with the opening by The Bishop of Leicester.
Leicester Cathedral, sculpture commission 2011
Launde Abbey, designed a series of crosses in 2011
St Peter and Pauls Primary School, Totem Pole and workshops 2011
King Richard 3rd Primary School, series of sculptural seats 2012
St Johns, Whitwick Primary School, series of sculptural seats 2012
Oakham Council QE2 celebration workshops and exhibition 2012
Ribbons Of Life Samworth academy, chainsaw demonstration and workshops 2012
Beaumont Leys pensioners mosaic project 2012
Loros Memory Tree sculpture 2012
Scalford Primary school, relief mural and sculptural seating 2013
Barwell Primary School, small sculptures for their gallery space 2013
Gilmorton Primary School, large sculpture commission 2013
Belgrave St Peters Primary School. large mural 2013
Viscount Beaumont Primary School, large sculpture and seats 2013
Diocese of Derby, Conference workshops 2013
St Marys, Melton Primary School, created garden space, benches, totem pole, 2013-14
St Johns Primary School, created a garden from unused space, benches, totem pole 2014
Tugby Primary School, created a garden from unused space 2014
New Parks Adventure Playground Comic relief allotment 2014-present
Plot To Pot New Parks community allotment 2015-present