Unique Centrepiece Sculptures for a Zoo Charity Dinner

I think it’s fair to say that my best known sculptures are pretty big! Dragon of Bethesda, Giant Hand of Vyrnwy, Powis Castle Wyverns – they’re all BIG! However, did you know that not all my pieces are so large? I recently had a commission for some unique centrepiece sculptures for a charity dinner at … Read more

A Sculpture for All Seasons – Sculptures in the Snow

sculptures in the snow: Viking raid by Simon O'Rourke, depicting a viking kidnapping a young woman

One of the lovely things about a wooden outdoor sculpture is how they change with the seasons. Obviously, there is weathering which changes their appearance over time. But even the different lighting and weather gives the sculpture a different look as the seasons change. Our recent wintery weather prompted people to post a few of … Read more

2021 Sculpture Commissions

Photo shows a half finished wood sculpture of an elf on a swing; one of Simon O'Rourke's 2021 sculpture commissions

Happy New Year! We hope that despite the turbulence, it has still started well for you. After last week’s reflection on Simon’s sculptures from 2020, we thought this week we would look forward to this year. Simon already has some exciting 2021 sculpture commissions lined up. 2021 Sculpture Commissions: Animals One of Simon’s upcoming 2021 … Read more

Sculptures of 2020

george clark stands next to sculpter simon o'rourke. they are in front of a small brick building with a redwood fire breathing dragon mounted on the wall. the dragon is made of redwood and was one of simon's sculptures of 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2021 with much less turbulence than 2020. Thank you to all those who have continued to support us through this year through commissions, sharing, commenting. We value you all. Before launching into 2021, here is a month by month highlight of Simon’s sculptures of 2020… … Read more

Tips for Carving Big Cats

tips for carving big cats: a large sculpture of a roaring lion shows the importance of accurate proportions when sculpting.

As a sculptor, there are certain subjects that Simon is known for, and often asked to create. Fictional characters and dragons are definitely in the top two. Another popular subject for sculptures is the lion. In fact, any big cat! Over the years Simon has created many sculptures of big cats, including lions, tigers and … Read more