Jane Austen at her writing table

I am making a sculpture which I feel is most suited to commemorating our great writer in the act of writing one of her novels. The dress is from a period copy, and the furniture I’m basing on that used at her home in Chawton, Hampshire. It is anticipated to be finalised soon and cast into bronze during this years commemorations.

wax maquette with wood carved table
Ms Austen writing

sculpture of prisoners of war, february 1943, russia.

I am presently adding more figures to encapsulate the magnitude of tragedy experienced by the defeated German VI Army in Southern Russia. So far nearly fifteen men have been reconstructed, using help from friends to model actual winter uniform and equipment in my studio space here in Winchester. Each figure is around 30cm in height.

The finalised Fifteen figures are to be exhibited in Londons Mall Galleries from Sept 25th – Oct 13th, as part of the Threadneedle prize competition . There is a chance for the public visiting to vote for their favourite entry .

Update; I won the Visitors Choice with my group, which collected 13% of the total vote in the exhibition of 153 works.

2015 – I am presently moulding the whole set of fifteen figures and look for a sponsor to get these cast into Bronze and a possible exhibition .