Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

Bespoke Ornamental Wood Carvings & Tree Sculpture

Archive for the 'carving-news' Category


   

Wheeler Primary School is Totemtastic!

After all the torrential rain interspersed with sweltering heat, it was a real bonus to see a ready-made shelter at Wheeler Primary School! I was presented with a selection of brilliant designs, complete with the reasons for choosing the various elements written on the back: Once again, unsurprising given Hull’s fishing heritage, a fish featured […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Back at Beverley

How time flies ~ another year gone and we all meet again in the middle of Beverley Racecourse for the Folk Festival, it’s like Brigadoon! As always it was wonderful to see friends both old and new, and everyone tolerated my constant whinging about the excessive heat most politely! The three days went by in […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Eastfield Primary School is Totemtastic!

Eastfield pupils had some good ideas and designs ~ the most popular involved representations of the “house” groups, or rather, the Hull people that inspired the names of the house groups (Lillian Bilocca, William Wilberforce, Amy Johnson and Thomas Ferens). I felt that the four portraits of these people would be a tall order for […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Westcott Primary School is Totemtastic!

Westcott Primary school was next on the list for the Totemtastic project, and they plumped for elements from their school badge plus the logo from “RotaKids,” a pupil group that does a lot of good for a variety of causes.        

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Wonderful Wheelbarrow Weekend at Barrow

Another enjoyable weekend in the village, with sunshine, Punch and Judy, Barrow Brass Band, a “Bunting Barmy” community project and dozens of wheelbarrows ~ what’s not to like?! As in previous years there was no shortage of willing participants in the communal carving, with children of all ages chipping away with mallet and chisel to […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Barrow Prepares!

This weekend (3rd and 4th of June) sees the 6th Barrow Wheelbarrow and Open Gardens Weekend ~ as usual I’ll be in the Market Place, so come along for a spot of carving or just a chat! See you there, you might even get a certificate for participating!  

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Sutton Park Primary School is Totemtastic!

The design for Sutton Park Primary School took inspiration from Hull’s fishing heritage and the proximity of Noddle Hill Nature Reserve (and the school badge as it turned out). The weather forecast was right unfortunately, and we were confronted by horrendous downpours for most of the sessions ~ thankfully we were loaned a gazebo, which […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Alver Park Carvings Collected

The carvings for Alver Country Park were loaded onto the truck this afternoon, and set off on the long trip to Hampshire. The size of the pieces ~ a large wildlife “totem pole”, a 4 metres-long sign and two tree-trunk supports ~ meant it was going to be a tricky job loading them safely, but […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Thoresby Primary School is Totemtastic!

The second school to participate in the Totemtastic project, Thoresby Primary School in Hull had some enviable and glamorous history to incorporate into their design ~ Dorothy Mackaill, a notable silent-film actress went to the school. The Thoresby bell dates back to 1902 (by the same company who cast the bells at St Paul’s, London, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

   

Collingwood Primary School is Totemtastic!

Collingwood Primary School set the ball rolling with the Totemtastic project, being the first of eleven Hull schools involved. Here are some photos from the three day sessions:   The design was decided by the pupils and features the school logo of a ship, and two hands simbolising friendship.      

Read the rest of this entry »