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Here’s the Boss

After the Viking brooch it was back a step to Saxon times, represented by the impressive shield boss found at Sheffield’s Hill. The main form of the design with the three lines coming from the centre was simple enough, but the strange intricate patterns in each of the sections was trickier ~ not so much […]

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Viking Fidget Spinner

After the Roman helmet it was on to the Viking brooch, and not, as many children have exclaimed, “a fidget spinner!!”   Spot the difference: Top: Viking brooch ……bottom: Fidget spinner! The only photos I could manage were like this blurred effort above, taken through the glass of the display cabinets, so when it came […]

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Scunthorpe Telegraph Pay a Visit

A nice article on the sculpture in the Scunthorpe Telegraph: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/tree-carver-begins-latest-masterpiece-1920590

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Friends, Roman Helmet and Countrymen…

A busy couple of days at the North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe, not only with the carving but also the incredible amount of people being interested in the carving and enjoying seeing the progress of the sculpture. Today alone (Tuesday) an amazing 129 visitors came for a chat, and that’s been the pattern for the […]

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Background Information

Usually with pieces like this I complete a lot of the main design before linking them together with some decorative elements, such as leaves etc, at the end ~ this time I thought it best to draw a line under the two areas on the front and side of the tree stump, and so worked […]

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Back in Harness

Back at the Museum this morning, and the first task was to do a bit of faffing with the Stone Age axe; as usual, my opinion on the day’s carving altered once I had got home and studied photos, so I made a few notes and sketches and made a mental note to deal with […]

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Stone Age Carving

To compliment the Bronze Age axe, the pupils at Bushfield Road Infant School (Scunthorpe) had chosen a Stone Age axe-head to be carved on the tree stump; I adapted the idea at the last minute as I thought the axe-head alone would look a bit ambiguous (see photo) and may appear to be a giant […]

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Wood Axe

Managed to finish the Bronze Age axe today, in between dodging the showers and making dashes for cover. It was trickier than expected ~  although the raised area on the trunk was perfect for the axe shape, the grain was unpredictable and hard to work. Even the simple task of shaping the axe handle was […]

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End of the Jurassic Period

I managed to finish the starfish in good time today;  with the museum closing at 4pm on a Saturday I was pleased to be able to make a start on the Bronze Age axe before heading home.   There’ll be some background shapes linking all the objects together eventually, but I thought it best to […]

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I’m Gonna Make You a Star (…Fish)

After the ammonite, on with the starfish… One of the exhibits in the North Lincolnshire Museum    

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