Bull Mastiff Carving

17 June, 2008 – 10:12 pm

The Commission of the Bull mastiff head, that I mentioned in my earlier posts has been completed.

From photos to a clay model, from a clay model to a cast in plaster, and finally from the plaster cast to the finished carving in all its glorious Tetbury Limestone!!

It was not an easy commission and took about 8 days to complete. Working from photos is not easy as I have to imagine the 3 dimensional object from a 2 dimensional image.

The challenge however is to get someone’s pet just how they remember it!

And hopefully my customer will comment on my site to let you know!!

Thats all for now.

Be back soon, Carrie.

  1. 9 Responses to “Bull Mastiff Carving”

  2. The finished work looks wonderful! I do hope the customer loves it!
    Thank you for making me & my friend (Mrs Rossiter) so welcome last week. Your stonework is inspirational!

    By Tina Hogg on Jun 18, 2008

  3. Thank you very much for your kind words Tina, it was lovely to meet you, hopefully I will see you again. Carrie

    By Carrie Horwood on Jun 18, 2008

  4. Love the dog’s head- seeing it the flesh (or is it stone!) it looked superb.
    The house number you did for us (263)is now in situ and looks great. We hope to ask you about a relief on slate of Fleur- lots of hair so should be a challenge for you!
    Great to see you again- hope to be there around August.
    Andy,Mary & Fleur

    By ANDY HAYWARD on Jun 27, 2008

  5. Hi Andy,Mary and Fleur, thank you for your lovely comment. I’m very glad that your house number looks good in place and I look forward to carving your beautiful dog Fleur.Take care and I look forward to seeing you in August,
    Best wishes Carrie

    By Carrie Horwood on Jun 27, 2008

  6. thanks for coming to Mitcheldean endowd primarey school see you at brownies

    see you soon from Rebekah Smith!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Rebekah Smith on Jul 2, 2008

  7. At last time to say thank you for my Busters head,and for letting me spend so much time hovering around in the work shop ,i must have been areal pain at times
    watching you work first building him in clay then plaster and at last watching those first saw cuts was so interesting to watch

    ps all my friends are now telling me to stop talking about it.So i will have
    a party when he is home and capture them that way.
    See you soon

    By Bryn Allen on Jul 7, 2008

  8. hi just top say I might come to look at your FAB skullptors see you soon then from BECCA

    By Rebekah Smith on Jul 18, 2008

  9. Thank you very much Rebekah, I look forward to seeing you and your family over the Summer.

    Take care Carrie

    By Carrie Horwood on Jul 18, 2008

  10. Hi Bryn, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I hope your friends will appreciate why you are raving about your carving of Buster.
    Take care and see you soon,

    By Carrie Horwood on Jul 18, 2008

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