Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

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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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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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