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Millennium Plaque Unveiled at Wareham’s Historic St Martin On The Walls Church

Millennium plaque at historic St Martin On The Walls Church, Wareham, Dorset

A Millennium Plaque to celebrate the 1000-year anniversary of Wareham's St Martin on the Walls Church is to be unveiled on 1st June 2022 at 12.00pm at the Church, North Street, Wareham, BH20 4AG. The plaque has been designed and carved by local Sculptor, Jonathan Sells and depicts the famous story of St Martin cutting his cloak to share with a beggar.

Owl Carved From Portland Stone

Stone owl, carved from Portland stone.

A life-size, stylised, stone barn owl, made to commission and hand-carved in Portland stone by Jonathan Sells. Check out the photos and video.

Smile Art Exhibition Poole, 5-16 September 2019

Smile art exhibition Poole, Dorset.

Jonathan will be part of 'Smile', an art exhibition taking place from 5th-16th September 2019 at The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole.

Open daily, from 10-5pm, Jonathan will have some of his stone carvings and sculptures on display.

Stone Carving Lessons, Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle

Students taking part in stone carving lessons at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle.

A few photos from Jonathan's Easter stone carving lessons at Sandy Hill Studios, Corfe Castle, Dorset.

The weather was beautiful and the students all had a good time, producing some wonderful carvings (photos of the finished items coming soon).

Jonathan Sells – stone carving lessons, Dorset, 2019

Jonathan Sells. Photograph by Rob Rowe.

Jonathan will be offering stone carving tuition in 2019 on the following dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd (Easter weekend) More dates to be arranged. For more details on stone carving lessons in Dorset, or to book, please contact Jonathan direct.  

Purbeck Stone Cow Fountain in ‘The Dubber’ Magazine

Photo of Jonathan's Purbeck stone cow fountain on the cover of September 2018's issue of 'The Dubber'.

Jonathan's Purbeck stone carved cow fountain features on the cover of September's issue of The Dubber ( The Dubber is the mouthpiece of the Parishes of the Purbeck Hills. The cow fountain was commissioned by Purbeck Ice Cream to celebrate their 30 years in...

Barn Owl Carved In Caen Stone

Life-size barn owl, with caught rat, carved In Caen stone.

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!