Bacchus Green Man carving

21 December, 2017 – 10:22 am

What a busy few months I have had. Alongside my commissions for hand carved house signs I have been working on my carvings.

This one which I have been working on since August is the Bacchus Green Man carving. I am using an old piece of  Portland limestone that I bought from a retiring stonemason. It has some interesting features in the stone which is forcing me to be more creative in my method of carving. One end of the stone is part of the roach bed layer. It is interesting as it has fossilised seashells but also some that are just spiral shaped voids where a creature once was. This is an excellent way of learning the natural differences in various stone that I carve.

The other end of the stone is called basebed so is geologically older and also much denser and more consistent, therefore easier to carve. These different beds in the stone are shown in the photos.

As you can see I am starting to undercut the leaves and grapes so I am gradually getting closer to the finish but I estimate another 150-200 hrs carving.

  1. 2 Responses to “Bacchus Green Man carving”

  2. I am saving up for a real carved Green Woman wall insert. The idea of mounting a resin thing doesn’t do anything for me! I have a 26″x 12″ oblong sea worn Devonian sand stone ‘pebble’, that potentially could be worked. Obviously it would depend on the time taken to cut the carving, and your available time; but do you have any idea who much it might cost?
    Kind Regards,

    By Andy on Aug 13, 2021

  3. Dear Andy, sorry I missed your comment before. please could you email me all the details and a photo of your piece of stone and I will be able to give you a rough idea of price.

    By Caroline Horwood on Mar 29, 2022

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