Another Fairy Spotted at Sewerby Hall

Another Fairy Spotted at Sewerby Hall

The third log in the wooded area had a bit more size to it, so I was able to use the shape a little more to come up with a design ~ this time I decided on a fairy, looking beautiful with her patterned butterfly wings.

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Fairy Fun at Sewerby Hall

It felt like the time to start this job was never going to arrive ~ what with the pandemic, weather and so on, it was put back a few times; now I’m back it feels as though I’ve never been away. Sewerby Hall almost feels like a second home after the past few years here […]

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Mires Beck Open Day

I spent an enjoyable day at Mires Beck Nursery, the usual venue for my carving courses, demonstrating and attempting to drum up interest for future courses. Unfortunately a combination of grizzly weather and a general Covid-induced nervousness meant that the event was much quieter than in the past, and where before I’d encouraged visitors to […]

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A Saint and a Cat

I squeezed a couple of smaller jobs in before a short break away in Dumfries and Galloway, knowing that upon my return I was back at Sewerby Hall creating some carvings for a fairy-themed area. One of these smaller jobs was a house sign featuring Saint Chad, Bishop of the Mercians at some point in […]

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‘Tis Good To Be At Burton

In a previous post (“I Moved the Hand That Carved My Face” – Allen Stichler – Wood Carving) I explained how myself and Peter (well, mainly Peter) at the sawmill had come up with a different way of creating these log benches, with the large cuts made with his bandsaw rather than a chainsaw, making […]

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What a Hoot

Usually my heart sinks a little when I’m asked to carve an owl ~ what about a gnome, or a dragon, or even a hare (once everyone wanted hares, now I rarely get to carve one)? But…I actually enjoyed carving this little chap (or should I say “lady”, as he/she has been christened “Tina” by […]

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“I Moved the Hand That Carved My Face”

Quite a while ago I received an enquiry about creating a log bench for a lovely couple, who have since commissioned several really interesting pieces which have been a real pleasure to create (see this earlier post for one of my favourites: A Christmas Nisse – Allen Stichler – Wood Carving). In previous times when […]

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A Tiki Trio

A customer with a garden Tiki bar asked me to create three stools, each with a different expression, and each in the style of a Tiki-head, with a painted finish. The only Tiki-head I’d tackled before was the 5-or-6ft one I’d made for the Bamboo Door bar in Sheffield (see earlier posts), but unlike that […]

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Ripon City Wetlands Framed

Laura at Ripon’s Yorkshire Wildlife Trust got in touch and asked me to carve six marker posts for the Wetlands, featuring different wildlife found in the area; I’ve done many of these for other YWT sites and they are always nice to do, with a simple bold design to aid identification and the name of […]

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Scampton Church RAF Carving

“As one walks towards Scampton Church and sees the graves from World War Two there is an awareness of the strong relationship between the church and RAF Scampton that has existed in times of war and in times of peace. Each of those graves has a story and inside Scampton Church there are more stories […]

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