Barker Shoes

Posted by mick Henson on June 7, 2018

Barker Shoes

Barker Shoes have always understood the power of good design, fashion and culture. The company has only employed me for 18 months and in that short time not only have they supported me in my work as a maintenance engineer they’re also encouraged me as a sculptor and artist, taking every opportunity to promote and exhibit my work in their shop or grounds of the factory. It’s impossible not to be inspired when your surrounded by a  dedicated and enthusiastic workforce and knowing that they make some of the best shoes in the world

Outside the front of Barkers shoe factory



lasting pliers in front of scraped shoe machine


Wooden sculpture of lasting pliers with leather embossing plates and embossed leather in the back ground

Wellingborough’s Waendel Walk

Posted by mick Henson on May 31, 2018

Waendel Walk

Over the past three years I’ve displayed my Nordic walking sculpture at Wellingborough’s Waendel Walk, each year it’s been painted a different colour scheme 2016 yellow & orange  2017 blue & green and this year purple &  red now each year can be associated with a particular colour. 2018 will also include two more sculptures to help promote health and fitness in the town, a weight lifter and my yoga headstand sculptures



Waendel Walk 2016




Waendel Walk 2017




Waendel Walk 2018

Red Knight

Posted by mick Henson on May 31, 2018

 Medieval Knight, Desktop Wallpaper

The Red Knight will be on display at Wicksteed Park till the end of the season; exhibited by the narrow gauge railway station he will be the latest character from the Arthurian legend.

The miniature railway has always named its locomotives after the Camelot’s characters. The first locomotive named King Arthur who was then replaced by “Lady of the lake” and today Merlin will take you around the park

 Medieval Knight desktop wallpaper

desktop wallpaper