Commission to carve a bowl of wild flowers

26 September, 2018 – 12:34 pm

This commission was quite difficult but it incorporated the creativity that I have and the stonemasonry element of my training.

The brief was to carve a bowl of flowers that could be put onto a memorial. It will be cemented into the vase hole in the base, which is why it has the cylinder at the bottom but this won’t be visible. It will look like a bowl of flowers on the grave but will never die, blow away or fade. It will change colour and blend in, hopefully it will look beautiful in situe.

There are so many traditional flowers that I could have carved but I chose wild flowers as that is what inspired me on my walks to work each morning.

I used Portland limestone as this is a good hard wearing stone but it it also very hard and brittle in places so I had to be careful of the undercutting.

I am very pleased with the final result and look forward to doing another one.

  1. 4 Responses to “Commission to carve a bowl of wild flowers”

  2. Hello Caroline, I just wanted to say how lovely your bowl of flowers is but mainly I wanted to say how inspirational your work is; so thank you very much. Dave x

    By Dave on Sep 26, 2018

  3. That’s really kind of you Dave, thank you.

    By Caroline Horwood on Sep 26, 2018

  4. Brilliant carving – I love it.

    By Ms Jane Doggett on Oct 17, 2018

  5. Thank you Jane, this was a challenge but what an achievement. I actually started one but had to start again as a flaw appeared in the middle of the stone…after 60hrs work. I was devastated but the quarry sent me another piece of stone and I started again. This is the result.

    By Caroline Horwood on Mar 15, 2019

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