David has long been fascinated by stone, collecting pebbles and fossils, stacking stones, photographing them and, since 2015, carving and lettercutting his own designs.
His work has been exhibited in a number of venues across Oxfordshire and beyond, and he has sold work nationally to private collectors.
David's work is informed by, and in sympathy with, nature. Stone often sits in his garden or studio for many months before shapes and forms become clear to him and work on a piece can begin. He often works in reclaimed or rescued stone or offcuts that would otherwise be discarded.
His work for the outdoors is made with gardens in mind, with the hope that once installed a piece will slowly age and become one with the algae, mosses and plants and the light and shade of the changing days and seasons.
His practice in photography means that his stone pieces often capture a 'decisive moment’: he depicts movement and interaction that defy the solidity of the medium.
David runs Sculpture-in-a-Day courses on summer weekends either in the leafy parkland of Cokethorpe School, near Witney, or ‘on tour’ in your garden. Contact him for details.
David is happy to discuss commissions for your home or garden.
Winner of the 2022 Mary Moser Award.