Archive for the ‘Sculpture’ Category

Syreford limestone carving

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Here are the latest photos of my carving. [nggallery id=183] As you can see I have started to develop the hair more, trying to give the illusion of a body underneath. [nggallery id=184] It's always a bit scary when I start to carve deeper into the legs and arms but the detail comes from ...

Syreford limestone carving

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Here are some photos of my new carving. This represents 4 days work. I am carving a piece of Syreford limestone which is quarried in the North Cotswolds. The stone has been allowed to weather outside for 2 yrs in order to make sure that it wasn't going to suffer any ...

Acorn Commission

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

[nggallery id=130] The three pieces completed! [nggallery id=131] My customer provided me with the names and dates in her own handwriting which I drew as closely as I could onto the two acorns-paying careful attention to match the character of the 2 men with the different acorns! She didn't want the engraving to be too ...

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 ...