Art and Archaeology

I'm thrilled to announce my latest project!

I've been commissioned by Lewes District Council to sculpt 3 gateways for Peacehaven's Big Park Project

Original Sketch Keith A Pettit

One of my original sketches for the first gateway 'Life Gateway'.

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The Village Gateway

Village Gateway - An exciting original entrance to East Hoathly.

The gateway takes the form of a living sculpture. The design set out  to reflect both the agriculture and the rural and industrial history  of the village using locally-sourced materials.
All materials used are natural and sympathetic to their environment. The gateway is intended to be allowed to weather and grow, and will require very little maintenance so that it will mirror the natural growth and decay of its beautiful Sussex surroundings.

A dedicated website for the Village Gateway can be found here

Ulmus Memoriam

The latest news on my Elm Sculpture.

Keith Pettit working on the Elm Memorial
As part of the project 'Ulmus Maritime' jointly run between ESCC and 'The Conservation Foundation'

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Sculpture and Carving

Sculpture & Carving - A range of sculpture and carvings

Wood and letter carving is such a rewarding process, working with the wood, following the grain. Seeing and understanding how the tree has grown through its life is a really satisfying. From simple house signs, memorial panels, complex hand-carved shop fronts and stand alone sculpture. If you can imagine it, I can carve it!

Sculpture doesn't end with traditional carving - Nature provides us with so much to play with. I use this freely given material to create visually stunning pieces for public spaces or private collectors. When ever time permits work will be offered for sale through my soon to be added shop on this web site.

A recent project for Much Ado Books in Alfriston:

 

Keith worked to budget, and came up with several money-saving ideas – but more importantly, he talked through the project with us and took the time to understand what we wanted and needed – and he delivered a sign that we are absolutely delighted with – we receive compliments on it almost every day. Keith’s responsible, creative and wonderfully talented!