Archive for September, 2016

Designs for letter Cutting.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

I am busy designing some lettering to carve for my shop. The stone is sandstone from Birch Hill in the Forest of Dean. I am designing the letters as I go. These are not copied from a book but inspired by the many forms of calligraphy and my own imagination. The letters ...

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here are some more photos of my carving of a Brown Bear in Tetbury limestone. As you can see I have spent some more time carving around the face and the difference is obvious. I am gradually working my way around the stone carving and the shapes of the Bear. [nggallery id=347]  

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

This commission isĀ incredibly interesting. The Brown Bear is such a beautiful creature. The stone is from Veizeys Quarry nr Tetbury in South Gloucestershire, there are a lot of fossils and hard calcite veins running through this piece if stone which lends itself to the rugged nature of the wild animal. I have ...