This life-size, beautiful, stone barn owl (Tyto alba) was made to commission, and hand-carved in Purbeck stone by Sculptor Jonathan Sells.
Jonathan has been living ‘Cow’, sleeping ‘Cow’ and breathing ‘Cow’ for, well he doesn’t do normal hours, but, for months……….
She was worth it! He did one 31 hour stretch of work and, as it came to completion, a 37 hour stretch. He didn’t want to let her go until she moo’d and fluttered her eye lashes!
Peter Hartle, Purbeck Ice Cream’s MD, said:
“We are delighted to celebrate 30 years with Jonathan’s creation. It is going to take pride of place in our new ‘Tranquil Garden.”
Many thanks to the Purbeck Ice Cream company for this wonderful commission of a Purbeck stone cow fountain carving, created to celebrate their 30 years in business.
This life-size, beautiful, stone barn owl (Tyto alba) was made to commission, and hand-carved in Caen stone by Sculptor Jonathan Sells. You can see that it has caught a rat!
Jonathan is currently working on several new projects, including stone carved house signs (stone lettering), a hand carved in Italian marble, and a barn own from Purbeck stone.
Jonathan Sells’ new sculpture, at Osprey Quay, was commissioned as part of The Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy. Children from the existing Underhill School on Portland influenced the design with their own ideas for their new school, and Jonathan was tasked with completing the stone panel.
Read more about the Osprey Quay sculpture here (this is a link to another website and will open in a new window).