You’ll Like This Knot a Lot

You’ll Like This Knot a Lot

A favourite customer of mine asked if I could carve this Celtic Love Knot plaque in time for an anniversary, and so I did! I like the simplicity of the design and the meaning behind the symbolism ~ it’s said to be one of the oldest designs, and the interlaced knots represent the love between […]

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Newport Primary School Memorial Carving

I felt privileged to be asked to carve this sculpture in remembrance of a much loved friend and supporter of Newport Primary School, East Yorkshire; the swan held some significance for the lady’s family and the words were specifically chosen by the school since “she focussed every day on ‘Nature, Creativity and Passion’”

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Fairy Doors and Dragon Eggs

It’s always great fun to do work for the Northwood Fairy Sanctuary near Stamford Bridge, York ~ if it’s not a giant Troll’s hand, it’s a fairy plaque or a throne, or something equally interesting! This time I was asked to carve ten fairy doors to help the sanctuary on the way to achieving their […]

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Bee Happy

Clive at Lovewood Kitchens asked me to create a few pieces for a client’s bespoke kitchen ~ five characterful mice in various poses, and an oval plaque featuring a bee. I didn’t get any photos of the mice ~ I’d intended to take a nice group picture at the end, but I attached a small […]

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Eternal Cycle

I squeezed this commission in a little while ago ~ a copy of one of the amazing carvings found at the famous Kilpeck Church in Herefordshire. The “ouroboros” is one of my favourite symbols, representing the eternal cycle of destruction and rebirth.

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Troll Transport

Some pictures of the second Troll hand being transported and positioned at Northwood Fairy Trail ~ it was a bit easier this time, forklifts are wonderful things! Dare you cross the bridge?!

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Give Them a Big Hand

I’d been asked by Northwood Fairy Trail to create a Troll’s right hand to accompany the left one sited beneath their “Troll’s Bridge” last Summer (see picture below). Being a good six months after I’d completed the first one, my biggest concern was making sure the second hand matched the first in size and character; […]

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A Christmas Nisse

This carving turned out to be one of my favourite pieces to date: I was asked to reproduce a “Nisse” character from Scandinavian folklore, in particular one from the book “Vaesen” by Johan Egerkrans. I sourced some oak approximately 2′ x 3′ and set about carving the little chap as accurately as I could. The […]

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An Unusual Sign

I get asked to carve quite a few signs and plaques, but not many featuring prehistoric monuments ~ that was the case when a customer from Wiltshire contacted me regarding this Christmas present for her friends at Springbottom Farm, close to Stonehenge. The plan was to carve a large oak sign featuring the famous site, […]

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Beakhead 2

A customer had seen the pictures of the beakhead I did for our own wall (at the start of the Covid lockdown ~ see earlier posts) and wanted one for Christmas; I don’t generally like repeating designs, so we decided on another of the Lincoln Cathedral creatures, similar to the other, but with a sort […]

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