Crow's Nest installed May 2016 in Wesley Square infront of Bicester Library. View more photos by clicking here.

May 2016

Upton Place Shoes Sculpture Trail
We started a community project at the end of May. Commissioned by Keepmoat Homes Ltd, we held workshops with students from Quinton House School and people on the Cobblers FC Outreach Programme from Northgate School and the Extra Time Group for the over fifties and also the Coalway Group in the artists studio. The concept entailed making shoes from wax on a variety of themes; those chosen by the participants were historical shoes; fantasy shoes; and favourite shoes.

The wax shoes made in the workshops will be cast into bronze by Castle Fine Art Foundry to create a subtle trail of small sculptures. These shoes will be permanently sited in May 2017 in the new development in Upton, Northampton. Northampton is well known for its historical and current manufacturing of footwear.



July 2016

Philip Bews, along with Mollie Harper, Peter Chamberlain and Ralf Swozil assisted Romainian/German Sculptor Pomona Zipser in the creation of her sculpture Yasasin for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.



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October 2016

Echoing Walls featured on the CODAworx Home page


October 2016

Shortlisted and selected for Bellway Homes Commission Banbury - Initial Proposal /Concept Design

























wax-shoe           bronze-shoe


News 2016

The Arrivall was selected for the March Issue of the CODAworx online Magazine - Human Form III 2016


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March 20
Hot blown glass crows eggs made for the Crow's Nest sculpture by Sonja Klingler

Bronze shoe cast from the wax sample shoe and patinated green, rubbed back to reveal the gold on the detail.

Bell Crow at Castle Fine Art Foundry having been cast and welded to its perch and then patinated. The stainless
steel perch was fabricated by PJ Engineering.


Diane's sample shoe in the wax.







March 2016

Mother Nature carving, commissioned by Southway Housing Trust, installed in Barnett Avenue, South Manchester.


























































April 2016

The Crow's Nest Design
This sculpture was completed and installed in May.The crow and its nest are made from scrap metal welded and galvanised - the nest contains three solid blown glass eggs lit by solar lighting at night. The sculpture fixed to a gentlly curved oak obelisk with relief carvings of feathers on its surface.








©Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2016












Phil ran workshops for schoolchildren from Old Moat School to carve nature themed relief's on Mother Nature's skirt. These photos were taken by the children's teacher Faye Harrison.

February 2016

Bell Crow installed by Castle Fine Arts Foundry, New Bicester Library, Wesley Square


bell-crow-welded             patinating