Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Letter carving and Gilding

Friday, May 12th, 2017

I have been very productive in the last few weeks as you can see. The carving in the foreground is the Sun altar that I have been commissioned to carve. I have just applied the 23&3/4 carat Gold leaf. There are several other pieces of Forest of Dean sandstone in the ...

Hand carved commissions. Have a go sessions and my sculptures

Monday, May 1st, 2017

3wks of Easter holiday really knocks the wind out of me, running my stone carving activities is an incredibly rewarding experience but very tiring. The most memorable 'have a go-ee' was a small girl possibly 6yrs old, very quiet and struggled at first with the mallet and chisel but once she had ...

My latest projects and commissions

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

I have been busy hand carving many different types of stones into some interesting sculptures, house names and memorials. [nggallery id=368] When carrying out commissions it is important for me to be able to communicate my ideas to people but also to make sure that I have understood the requirements of my customers. ...

Commission to hand carve a Poppy bowl

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

This commission is in memory of a loved one. I made a drawing which was approved by my customers and so the carving was started. [nggallery id=364] I chose the stone because it has beautiful fossils these opened up to reveal stunning geodes of calcite crystals. The only way to create a bowl with this ...

Commission to carve a Brown Bear

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Happy New Year, As you can see I am progressing well with this commission to carve a Brown Bear eating a fish. I have drilled under his chin, that really took some doing as the stone is pretty hard but I am managing to dig out the stone to show off ...