A secret sculpture park
The Sheffield Guide was invited to a Secret Sculpture Park; Stoneface Creative's woodland gallery at Storrs Wood. This is one of Sheffield's true hidden gems - an incredible woodland walk featuring the very best of Andrew Vickers' amazing artwork.
Stoneface Creative is made up of artist Andrew Vickers and lately ‘Son of Stoneface’ Tom.
Their stunning 10-acre woodland base acts as a source of inspiration as well as somewhere for some of the amazing creations to reside, amongst beautiful natural surroundings.
Originally a dry-stone waller by trade, Andrew quickly found a natural talent with creating amazing sculptures.
Andrew invited me to Storrs Wood and gave me a tour, kindly showing and telling me about some of the incredible sculptures he has created and placed in the woodland.
Each month Stoneface open up Storrs Wood to the public for a weekend full of tours and activities for young and old. If you’re lucky Andrew may even talk you through some of the amazing pieces on display.
There’s also an amazing memorial wall for victims of the Great Sheffield Flood.
Andrew even created a tribute to one of his favourite musicians, this time sculpting from unconventional materials; recycled DVDs.
DVDs aren’t the only unconventional material you might see sculpted into something beautiful at Storrs Wood - Andrew is prolific and just can’t stop creating, so he recycles many different things into pieces including bronze, steel, wood and even old cement mixers!
But as the name suggests, Stoneface mainly utilises various stones for his work - much of it reclaimed, saved from just becoming landfill and so turned into fantastic artwork, either for commissions or to be placed in the woodland.
A Hidden Gem
What comes over when speaking to Andrew other than his incredible passion for his art and work is that he has a genuine love and incredible bond with Storrs Wood.
And now you can share in that bond and explore Storrs Wood - one of Sheffield’s true hidden gems - with Stoneface’s regular open days.
The land is even available for unique events, weddings, even special outdoor cinema screenings and more. Make sure to follow Stoneface Creative on Facebook and keep checking the website for more insight into the amazing work and events that take place here.
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