Humber Prison Entrance Sculpture

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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