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Kevin Blockley

I have been carving stone for 20 years and was originally influenced by the medieval sculptures that surrounded me in my work (I am a Cathedrals Archaeologist).

I am largely self-taught, with some training in a marble studio in Pietrasanta, Italy in 2012.

Sculptors that have influenced my work include the Romanian sculptor, Constantine Brancusi and Japanese sculptor Kan Yasuda. I particularly like the meditative quality of their work.

Much of my early work was totally hand-carved, but now that I am working on large pieces of marble and sandstone (up to 5 tons in weight) I use both electric and compressed air tools for the roughing out stage, but still enjoy the more meditative hand finishing and sanding stages.

Over the last few years I have concentrated on forms influenced by microscopic organisms, such as diatoms and pollens grains. I am current researching ideas for sculptures influenced by the cosmos, dark matter and quantum physics.

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Stone sculpting, willow basket making and ancient arts

I am a stone sculptor working to commission and also producing pieces for exhibitions. We run courses at Old Chapel Farm on stone sculpting, willow basket making, and ancient arts (bronze casting, flint knapping, pelt making, long bow making, coracle making, hurdle making, etc). We run ...

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Old Chapel Farm
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Llanidloes
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