Sculpture Trail Idea Aired on Radio Humberside

Sculpture Trail Idea Aired on Radio Humberside

I had emailed David Burns of Radio Humberside recently after he had drawn attention to a house which was the birthplace of  J.Arthur Rank, the film-maker ; it had been in a dilapidated state for some time and is now to be restored as social housing. This had led to a discussion about Hull’s historical […]

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GRAFT 2 : Reducing Re-offending

‘GRAFT: Reducing Re-offending’ is a celebration of the talents of prisoners studying art at Her Majesty’s Prison Everthorpe. This exhibition showcases a selection of prisoner’s artwork alongside their tutors and peers who have left the establishment and progressed to lead and maintain successful lives making a positive and valuable contribution to society. The prisoners showing […]

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Appleton School – World Book Day

The outdoor carved seating in the Reception and Nursery gardens has now been completed and as spring is approaching, the children are able to benefit from these wonderful areas. The children have been sitting for stories, exploring the carvings, using them as part of their bug hunting, drawing and creating rubbings of the animals carved […]

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Mires Beck

Over the past 3 weekends we have held a woodcarving course at the nursery with Allen Stichler – you may have seen Allen’s wonderful work at the nursery on our open day. The course was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and some great work has been produced; there will be further courses in the […]

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Dove House Hospice

Local artist, Allen Stichler, is set to continue his relationship with the hospice by creating artwork for the York Room. Allen explains how and why he became involved with Dove House. “In 2010, I drove past Dove House Hospice and noticed the pile of poplar trees that had been taken down. I decided to contact […]

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The Woodcutter At Work

          During May and June, Allen has been working on a private commission for Lightowlers bordering on Low Mill Lane. He is a tree carver and he’s been creating pictures of a frog, rook and owl on a tree at the side of Mires Beck. Not all of the carvings can […]

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Humber Prison Entrance Sculpture

In June 2013 I worked with seven inmates of HMP Everthorpe in creating an 8ft totem-style sculpture, the theme being “Reducing Reoffending.”  The 3-dimensional design showed one hand reaching down and pulling another up ~  a positive and uplifting symbol. Positive words (ACHIEVE, WIN, CHANGE, ASPIRE, AIM, PROGRESS) were carved around and along the wrists […]

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The Cottingham Fairies

When I was commissioned to create a carved tree with a fairy theme, I was venturing into unknown territory ~  although my partner is a fan of the Fey, I hadn’t been taken under their spell. Luckily our bookshelves include work by Arthur Rackham, Richard Doyle, John Atkinson Grimshaw and of course Brian Froud ~ […]

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Allen Stichler Carving Video

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Hull Tree Carver Allen Stichler Creates Magical Art In Cottingham

  Allen Stichler featured in the Hull Daily Mail, January 2014. OUT of the bark of an old beech tree, enchanting creatures are springing to life. While gnomes, fairies and elves might be confined to the storybooks for some, they are a rich source of inspiration to tree carver Allen Stichler, 43. The fantastic creatures […]

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