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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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The Burning Times

John, a participant on the recent Mires Beck woodcarving course, kindly lent me his pyrography kit to play about with. I must admit I found it quite enjoyable, and I fancy doing a bit more; I set my ambitions low and attempted a simple line drawing of a hare (what else?!) on a spare bit […]

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Spring Workshop Comes to a Close

The final weekend at Mires beck for the Spring carving workshop, and as usual everyone took home some lovely sculptures. All the participants managed their time perfectly and the last hour was remarkably relaxed, without the merest hint of panic!     David’s effective Yorkshire rose.     Jackie with her well-carved hare.     […]

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Forest Fairies

I was asked by Eibe Play Ltd to carve six oak panels for a play area in Alice Holt Forest in Surrey, all with a woodland fairy/elf theme; we’d had several discussions initially about me perhaps carving some large logs  from home, which would then be transported to Surrey and then set in the ground […]

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Week Two at Mires Beck

More photos from the carving course at Mires Beck, North Cave:   Trevor making progress with his Tree Spirit….   Jackie cracking on well with her hare….   John working on his kingfisher ~ watch that beak!   David carefully carving his Tudor rose. Some snaps from the woodland area around Mires Beck, always good […]

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It’s That Time Again

There are various signs of Spring: bluebells, daffodils, blossoms, lambs and boxing hares, but I can usually tell it’s that time again by the advent of carving workshops at Mires Beck. Despite it being 5 or 6 months since the last course, we slotted back into the old routine, with a couple of new faces […]

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Saint Mary’s Throne

St Mary’s Primary School in Beverley, East Yorkshire, is in the process of creating a lovely outdoor learning or “Countryside” area, complete with a hedgerow to encourage birds and wildlife, bird feeders and “bug hotels”.  I’ll soon be starting on a pair of thrones for this area, after addressing the pupils late last year to […]

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Magazine

A nice piece in a recent issue of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust magazine (thanks to eagle-eyed Steph and Karen, who passed it on):

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Guess How Much

The main subject for this carving in Hessle was an image based on the illustrations from “Guess How Much I Love You”, a popular children’s book. I’d been a bit wary about this stump holding much detail with it being Blue Spruce (basically a Christmas Tree), and very soft and wide grained ~ actually it […]

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