New carvings in my shop.

20 November, 2021 – 11:06 am

I have been busy designing and carving lots of lovely new pieces available to buy off my shelves..

This is a piece of Birch hill sandstone that I have hand carved with tumbling acorns and oak leaves. It has a beautiful golden natural face down one side and the other 2 sides I ;have tooled with my bolster chisel. It costs £380 and measures 6 x 5 x 14 inches. It is suitable for inside or outside.

These two smaller carvings are; French limestone that I have carved and painted with Holly leaves and berries, it is £58 and measures 5 x 1.5 x 4 inches and Tetbury limestone on the right, hand carved with an Oak leaf and some Acorns, this measures; 4 x 1 x 4.75 inches and is £55.

The Green Man

I love designing and carving bookends, this pair is one of my more detailed and decorated. The Green man as a mythological creature represents nature and is a great source of inspiration for me. I have carved this pair with their eyes looking at each other. They are £450 for the pair and each one measures; 7 x 2 x 6 inches.

These two pairs of bookends have been carved in Forest of Dean sandstone from Birch hill quarry, the eyes pair are £70 and each one is 3 x 2 x 3 inches, the seashell inspired ones on the right are £125 and they measure 3.5 x 2 x 6 and 4 x 2 x 6 inches.

I have also been carving some more ornamental words, Calm is my particular favourite it is £125 and measures; 11 x 4 x5.5 inches. Noel is 5.25 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches and is £48. Meditation is £95 and measures 10.25 x 2.5 x 2 inches. Home is £60 and measures 4 x 6.75 x 3.75

I have hand carved them out of Forest of Dean sandstone from Birch hill quarry and painted them with colours that I think match the words.

I have drilled holes in some of them to make them into tealight holders.

Love is hand carved Portland limestone and is wide enough to put a tealight hole in but this can be done on request, this is 7 x 3.5 x 4 inches and is £52.

Love hand carved forest of Dean sandstone is 6 x 2 x 3.5 inches and is £52, Us, hand carved and painted Forest of Dean sandstone is; 3.5 x 1.5 x 2.5 and is £25.

Finally I have been busy carving lots of lovely letters for you, I was asked to carve some of my really small ones again so i have a full alphabet of those and plenty to choose from for my larger letters and characters.

The larger ones (on the left) are from £15 each and they are carved out of local sandstone, Welsh slate and limestone from Tetbury, Portland and France. They are roughly 2 inches +tall, the smaller ones (on the right) are all £8 each and they are carved out of Forest of Dean sandstone, they are roughly 0.75 inches tall.

I have also been busy working on commissions and this carving was picked up last week by a very happy customer so I can now share the image with you.


This is a carving of a freeminer, you can see the brass of this in Newlands Church at the back of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. It is much more complicated as it has the crest with foliage and a helmet. This representation shows a Freeminer chopping at the rock face in a cave.

To become a Freeminer you must have been born within the Hundred of St Briavels, have worked in a mine for a year and a day and be over the age of 21. This gives you the rights to mine in the Forest of Dean and is still a tradition today.

I have carved him in Welsh slate as it is the perfect material to carve this type of fine detail and the rocky face.

If you would like to find out the cost please contact me.


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