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GRAFT 2 : Reducing Re-offending

‘GRAFT: Reducing Re-offending’ is a celebration of the talents of prisoners studying art at Her Majesty’s Prison Everthorpe. This exhibition showcases a selection of prisoner’s artwork alongside their tutors and peers who have left the establishment and progressed to lead and maintain successful lives making a positive and valuable contribution to society. The prisoners showing […]

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Appleton School – World Book Day

The outdoor carved seating in the Reception and Nursery gardens has now been completed and as spring is approaching, the children are able to benefit from these wonderful areas. The children have been sitting for stories, exploring the carvings, using them as part of their bug hunting, drawing and creating rubbings of the animals carved […]

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Mires Beck

Over the past 3 weekends we have held a woodcarving course at the nursery with Allen Stichler – you may have seen Allen’s wonderful work at the nursery on our open day. The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and some great work has been produced; there will be further courses in the […]

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Dove House Hospice

Local artist, Allen Stichler, is set to continue his relationship with the hospice by creating artwork for the York Room. Allen explains how and why he became involved with Dove House. “In 2010, I drove past Dove House Hospice and noticed the pile of poplar trees that had been taken down. I decided to contact […]

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The Woodcutter At Work

          During May and June, Allen has been working on a private commission for Lightowlers bordering on Low Mill Lane. He is a tree carver and he’s been creating pictures of a frog, rook and owl on a tree at the side of Mires Beck. Not all of the carvings can […]

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Allen Stichler Carving Video

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Hull Tree Carver Allen Stichler Creates Magical Art In Cottingham

  Allen Stichler featured in the Hull Daily Mail, January 2014. OUT of the bark of an old beech tree, enchanting creatures are springing to life. While gnomes, fairies and elves might be confined to the storybooks for some, they are a rich source of inspiration to tree carver Allen Stichler, 43. The fantastic creatures […]

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