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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 (www.thedubber.co.uk). 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...

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Jonathan at Purbeck Pirate Festival 2018: 23rd-27th May

Pirate stone carving by Jonathan Sells.

Jonathan will be at the Purbeck Pirate Festival 2018, Swanage, on 23rd - 27th May. He'll be based at Sandpit Field. He will be demonstrating various stone carving techniques, and will probably have a stone carved skull and crossbones with him too! Please come and say "Hello" (or "Ahoy there"!).  (Photo, above, shows a 2018 pirate themed stone carving by Jonathan).  ...

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Jonathan Sells – stone carving lessons, Dorset, 2018

Jonathan Sells. Photograph by Rob Rowe.

Jonathan will be teaching on the following dates: January 27th 2018 February 24th 2018 March 24th 2018 April 28th 2018 May 19th 2018 For more details on stone carving lessons in Dorset, or to book, please contact Jonathan direct.  

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Exhibition at Upton Country Park, 8th-19th June 2017

Exhibition at Upton Country Park, 10th-19th June 2017. Withdrawal to the Forest.

Some of Jonathan Sells' stone carvings will be part of 'Withdrawal to the Forest', an exhibition taking place at The Gallery Upstairs (formerly The Peacock Gallery), Upton Country Park, Poole. His sculptures, along with three other people's work, will be on display from 8th-19th June, 10am-5pm.  Withdrawal to the Forest from David Hendrey on Vimeo....

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Jonathan Sells Featured in ‘Corfe Valley News’

Corfe Valley News logo, Dorset

In May and September 2015, Jonathan was featured in the publication 'Corfe Valley News', talking about one of his most challenging sculpture projects yet. This was a commission to carve four large wall panels for a major project, named Genesis, in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. Genesis is the name of a new £5 million block housing affordable offices and storage units. Corfe Valley News...

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Jonathan Sells meets Princess Anne

Jonathan Sells meets Princess Anne

One of Jonathan Sells' most challenging project yet was a commission to carve four large wall panels for a major project, named Genesis, in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth. Genesis is the name of a new ÂŁ5 million block housing affordable offices and storage units. As a result, Jonathan had the pleasure of meeting HRH Princess Anne on 29th June 2015, at the unveiling of his work...

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Sculptor Jonathan Sells carves out a piece of history

Creatures from the Jurassic Coast are being immortalised in stone by Sculptor Jonathan Sells, who is carving out their place in history with a new work at Lulworth Cove. A five-foot tall sculpture depicts life that evolved during the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic time periods up to 250 million years ago. Read article in Daily Echo.    ...

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Osprey Quay Sculpture, Portland, Dorset

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...

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Frank Foley sculpture dedicated

A statue honouring Frank Foley, the Highbridge war hero who saved the lives of thousands of Jews, was unveiled on Sunday May 8th. Read more on burham-on-sea.com website.            ...

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