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Jurassic (in the) Park

A few more pictures from the early stages of the North Lincolnshire Museum tree:     With the ammonite fossil finished, I moved on to another exhibit from the museum’s Jurassic display ~ the starfish. I had just enough time to draw it on and make a start before heading home.   Back tomorrow!

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Mires Beck Carving Course Arranged for September

Another carving course has been organised at Mires Beck, North Cave, for the first three Saturdays in September (1st, 8th, and 15th). Each day runs from 10am to 3pm with an hour for lunch ~ tea and coffee provided ~ and all tools and timber are provided too. The course is practically booked up, but […]

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Time for North Lincolnshire Museum

Children at Bushfield Road Infant School near the North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe, were handed the task of picking exhibits from the displays to be included on this sculpture; the idea being a time-line from the Jurassic Period, through the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages to the Romans, Saxons and Vikings, on to the Medieval and […]

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Final Scawby Sculpture, Part 2

The final side of the village-themed sculpture, and the end of an enjoyable month in Scawby; I’ve made lots of new friends, met interesting people and been spoilt rotten by the villagers ~ who brought cake, ice pops, and even (on the last day) beer! With this VIP treatment and the lovely setting, I shall […]

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Final Scawby Sculpture, Part 1

After the three benches it was time to move on to the “Toblerone-esque” sculpture, a double-sided piece which is to be set on a corner and be viewed from two directions; there was a little more freedom for me here, as benches have a slight restriction with designs ~ usually requiring simple, bold images which […]

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Cemetery Seat for Scawby

The third and final log bench for Scawby ~ this one for the village cemetery; the simple design of ivy leaves and Forget-me-nots was decided on after studying Victorian Plant Symbolism, and framed the words (again chosen by the Parish Council) nicely.   Up until now the cedar had been a dream to work with, […]

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Scawby’s Second Seat

On to the second log bench, this one with a design to tie in with the text “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think” (chosen by the Parish Council). Such sentiments always bring nature to mind, so I decided on a hare and owl in opposite corners of the bench back rest. I tackled […]

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Work Starts on Huge Scawby Cedar Logs

A huge old cedar tree was due to come down on the Scawby Hall estate ~ not far off four feet in diameter, and over 100 years old according to a rough count of the rings, it had stood dead for the last four years until the opportunity for a second life came along. The […]

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Carvings Installed at Jubilee Park

The handrail and panels have been installed at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, with work on the Sensory Garden well under way. The panelling looks fantastic, Mick at Jubilee Park has made a brilliant job of the installation. The artist’s impression shows how impressive the sensory garden area will look ~ the panelled  wall is over […]

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Sensory Garden Carvings at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa

This was really something different ~ I was asked to carve a long handrail (almost 4 metres) for a new sensory garden at Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, making sure the design was as tactile as possible and incorporating lots of elements from the site and the history of the village. Jubilee Park has heated outdoor […]

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