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Corporate Commissions

Sculpture made to commission for corporate clients, as commemorative or presentation pieces


Scottish PLC Awards

Steel, height c.20cm, 2005.

Made in collaboration with Little Ironies, for the Scottish Business Insider awards to the top performing companies in Scotland. The design incorporates the logo of the awards and it is mounted so as to be able to turn in the bracket, symbolising the global context in which Scottish business operates.

Sports Sponsorship Awards

Silver, copper, steel, heights c.30cm, 20cm, 2004.

For the sportscotland awards for sponsorship of sport. The design reflects the interlocking nature of the sponsor and their athlete or team. Made in collaboration with Little Ironies

Eagle Owl Wine Cooler

Silver, height c.60cm, 1991.

Hamilton & Inches Ltd (Jewellers & Silversmiths by appointment to HM The Queen), of George St, Edinburgh, commissioned this piece in celebration of their 125th anniversary. It is in the form of a life-size Eagle Owl, standing on a log. The head lifts off to reveal an ice-bucket capable of holding a magnum of Champagne. When assayed, this was the heaviest piece of silverwork ever recorded at the Edinburgh Assay Office. The piece is now in a private collection.

Short Story Prize

Bronze, oak, height c.30cm, 1987

Post Office Letters sponsored this piece as a trophy to be awarded to the winner of an annual short story competition held as part of the National Mod (the annual festival of Scottish Gaelic culture) . The source used for the design was spiral motifs in Celtic decoration, and responses to Scottish landscape moods.

Song Prize

Bronze on oak, dia c.17cm, 1988

Post Office Letters also sponsored this piece as a trophy to be awarded to the winner of an annual song writing competition held as part of the National Mod. The source used for the design was spiral motifs in Celtic decoration, and carved pictish stone balls.

Photograph of cockerel in bronze

Cockerels

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Bronze on marble, height c.30cm, 1996 and 1997

Commissioned by Scottish Courage Ltd, after Scottish & Newcastle took over Courage breweries. The starting point was the fighting cock trademark of Courage. A silver model was made first as a retirement presentation for the chairman of Scottish Courage, and bronze replicas were subsequently made as corporate presentation pieces.
Photograph of cockerel in silver

Lamps

Bronze base, glass globe, heightc.30cm, 1999, and 2000

The 2000 awards were designed and made using some CAD/CAM procedures.