From boat-building to bespoke furniture Stephen has always worked with wood. It is a material whose organic nature and endless possibilities fascinate and motivate him. Indeed it was whilst running his successful furniture business that he met and became friends with the international acclaimed sculptor Guy Taplin. This meeting of minds re-ignited a desire in Stephen to start carving again, something that he had done previously but he had put to one side due to the time demands of a growing business.
Stephen's sculptures capture the essence of the animal they depict - the elegance of a snipe or curlew, the power of pike hunting, or the gentle bonhomie of the blue whale as it glides through the ocean. All are rendered with great skill, knowledge and affection for the subject. Stephen's reputation is building year on year and he has many major exhibitions and media coverage including a documentary about his work in Japan.
Blue Fish FeedingCarved shoal of feeding fish.
Wheat EaterCarved bird on driftwood base.£265
ChaffinchCarved bird on driftwood base.£145
Pair of GoldfinchesCarved birds suspended from base.£295
Pair of ShorebirdsPair of birds on found base£495
Pair of KingfishersCarved pair of kingfishers£795
Right WhaleHand carved wooden sculpture
Three AvocetsHand carved wooden sculpture
Sperm Whale Mother and CalfHand carved wooden sculpture
Four Blue FishHand carved wooden sculpture
Small Right WhaleHand carved wooden sculpture£365
Freak Shore Bird on DriftwoodCarved from eastern white pine on driftwood.
Preening ShorebirdCarved from eastern white pine on driftwood.
Preening Shorebird (Head Under)Carved from eastern white pine on driftwood.
Freak Shorebird with Shell on DriftwoodCarved from eastern white pine on driftwood.
Preening CurlewPreening Curlew
Pair of Snipe
Sperm Whale18” Long. Carved from one piece of pine.