Archive for the ‘Sculpture’ Category

Acorn commission.

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

So the next stage in this commission was to start shaping the acorns so they were no longer just barrels! [nggallery id=128] Sandstone is a very brittle stone and if I try and take too much off at one time it has a tendancy to pluck out where I don't want it ...

My acorn commission.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

As promised some photos! I was given an amazing commission back in July to carve a pair of acorns and an acorn cup. I used the grey/green Forest of Dean sandstone, which is incredibly hard to carve but is very durable and will resist the frost. They were 2ft x 12 x ...

Carving a Snail Shell

Monday, September 12th, 2011

So I started off with a rectangular block of Tetbury limestone. Once I had set out the geometry of this spiral I made a template and applied it to both sides of the stone. Once carved using a series of chamfers, the stone starts to look like a large comma!! It was ...

Geometric Slate Carvings.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Some of you may remember the Nautilus shell I researched and carved at York Minster Stonemason's Festival last year. I decided to revisit this geometric pattern. It will be carved in slate, a simple yet elegant design which will hopefully have a similar feeling to the ripple designs that I ...

Carving a Wild Boar’s head!!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Well here he is, I have taken a series of photos, which help to document the week! What a tough week it was, rain sunshine wind hailstones and me sitting outside carving in it-well not the hail stones!!!! I chose to carve a Wild Boar's head because of the connection to ...