Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

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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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Sentiment-owl Cherry

Trees can become a big part of a family’s life ~ a focal point and imposing presence, always there when you look out of the window or play in the garden, and an indication of the changing seasons and passing years. Sadly, eventually trees reach the end of their lifespan ~ and if they need […]

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Print Frenzy

I don’t know what’s happened, but Beverley Folk Festival is a few weeks away and I feel almost organised! The usual panic hasn’t set in, and I’ve managed to create three new woodcuts ~ a fox, a frog and of course another hare. The fox block was started at the Artisans in Action event and […]

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Game of Thrones

I finally got to work on the two thrones for St Mary’s Primary School in Beverley, East Yorkshire, which were to be situated in their impressive wildlife area. I’ve previously posted pictures of Pete Bowser sawing one of the trunks to shape for me, but Pete has recently sent me and the school some pictures […]

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Artisans in Action

A well organised and well attended event at the Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort, Brigg; “Artisans in Action” is far removed from your average craft fair, with everyone involved required to demonstrate their craft as well as selling the finished product. In the words of the organisers: “those involved behind the scenes of any […]

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