Wheelbarrows and a Dragon

Wheelbarrows and a Dragon

Despite the heavy rain on Sunday afternoon, we had a great time in the village; while hundreds of visitors flocked to see the decorated wheelbarrows and open gardens in Barrow upon Humber, dozens of children participated in this year’s carving ~ a dragon this time. It was difficult to break off and take photos as […]

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The Green Man at the Elm

A much-loved elm tree had died in a private garden in East Yorkshire, and the customer wanted something to celebrate the beauty and splendour the tree used to have; the first discussions centered around a flowing elm leaf design winding up the tree stump: These designs didn’t really work for me, I liked the movement […]

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Barrow upon Humber Wheelbarrow Weekend

It’s the 8th annual Wheelbarrow Weekend on the 1st and 2nd June, and as usual I’ll be in the village market place chipping away ~ children are welcome to come and have a go, and I’ll have some prints and greetings cards for sale. For more information on the weekend’s activities: Wheelbarrow Weekend 2019 See […]

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Blog off…and Dew Pond News

Where does the time go? It’s already approaching the end of May and I haven’t written a thing for the blog this year; time to put that right I think. One reason for the lack of posts is that a couple of the jobs from the start of the year are still under-wraps; some large […]

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Patrington ~ Read All About It!

Just before applying the last coat of oil at St Patrick’s Church, the Holderness Gazette arrived to take some photos with a selection of pupils from Patrington Academy, with them having decided on the subject matter for the carvings:   Above: Terry Bearpark getting everyone organised. The full newspaper article is here, it’s a lovely […]

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St Patrick at St Patrick’s

After the deer it was on to the depiction of St Patrick on the side of the trunk nearest the church. On most church sculptures and stained-glass windows, St Patrick is generally shown bearded, holding a crozier and wearing a mitre, so it was a simple decision to follow that design; the only challenge for […]

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A Squirrel and Deer at the Church

I’d made a good start on the squirrel, and had left myself only the tail to do after light work on the head and paws.   I finished off with some oak leaves, as though the squirrel was leaping through the boughs of an oak tree. So, on to the deer. I was conscious of […]

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St Patrick’s Church, Patrington

After a short break away it was on to St Patrick’s Church at Patrington, and three nice ash stumps to work on. The design, like the previous job at the North Lincolnshire Museum, was assisted by pupils from the local school ~ but instead of a time line, this time it was locally seen wildlife […]

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Grimsby Telegraph at the Museum

A nice piece in the Grimsby Telegraph online, accompanied by a short video: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/local-artist-carves-designs-tree-2059576

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Oil Be Seeing You

It felt quite sad to be finishing this carving ~ I can’t think of another place I’ve worked where there has been such a constant stream of positive and enthusiastic comments from the visitors and passers-by; each day around 100 people (from infants to the elderly, most on their way to the museum, others making […]

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