Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

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Wildlife in Harmony

As I said to the customers, this was pretty much the perfect job ~ relatively local (being about 5 minutes away from home), a nice setting, and regular cups of coffee ~ what more could you want?! The idea was to incorporate some of the wildlife seen in the garden on a felled sycamore trunk; […]

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YWT Benches and Posts Delivered

I had my work cut out to complete 25 oak marker posts and 5 log benches for Barlow Common Nature Reserve (Selby) before the end of September ~ but I did it! Working from a list of wildlife/flowers supplied by the volunteers, I started carving the marker posts, methodically going through the sheet at a […]

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Open Studios Weekends

  A nice couple of weekends, although the weather was a bit iffy in parts ~ all in all we welcomed around 40 visitors and sold a few prints and cards, as well as making contacts for future work/carvings. Some comments from the Visitor Book: “Incredible talent and well worth the visit, thanks very much” […]

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Open Studios

North Lincolnshire Artists’ Open Studios Saturday September 17th Sunday September 18th Saturday September 24th Sunday September 25th Each day 10.30am – 5pm Come along for a chat! 3 England’s Row, Silver Street, Barrow-upon-Humber, DN19 7DW Tel: 07704 608062

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Withernsea Carnival

This was our fourth year at Withernsea, and this time the children tackled a carving of a crab ~ after previously working on a lighthouse, seagull and fish. I had some pieces of hazel, given to us by a friend in Glastonbury, Somerset, and sawed one smaller piece down the length to make it stable […]

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St George’s and the Dragon

You wait ages for a dragon, and then two come along at once; a matter of weeks after completing the Newport Primary School dragon, another set of workshops was arranged at St George’s Primary School in Hull ~ and what else could the carving be but another dragon? I had originally been commissioned to carve […]

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Newport ~ Here Be Dragons! (Well, Just the One Actually)

As part of the ongoing work at Newport Primary School, we had a big trunk to make use of in the form of some workshops with the pupils. The plan was to carve something more mythical than the wildlife on the marker posts, and the pupils decided on a fearsome dragon, the design of which […]

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Newport Values

The next three carvings at Newport Primary School were to have reference to the school’s “values”: “Reach for the Stars”, “Love to Learn” and “Work Together”, each with a design incorporating something from the children’s books “The Gruffalo” or “The BFG.” I started with “Reach for the Stars” and the BFG; the wood looks pretty […]

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New Newport Pieces

This has been a nice job, working in a nice environment with the enthusiastic staff and children of Newport Primary School ~ and lots of timber to plough through. The smaller stumps are being utilized for a nature trail in the school, and further to that there are a few larger logs which are being […]

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Barrow Weekend Carving Photos

Photos from this year’s Barrow Wheelbarrow Weekend, where enthusiastic young apprentices again stepped up to the challenge of creating a log carving between them ~ congratulations to all of those who took part, and thank you for another lovely weekend! I drew the crow onto a nice piece of beech (the other half was used […]

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