Sewerby Carvings in the News

Sewerby Carvings in the News

The recent carvings at Sewerby Hall have got some nice media coverage ~ all the local newspapers, but also the Yorkshire Post, which was nice.

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Mires Beck Carving Course

Previous years have seen 2 or even 3 woodcarving courses at Mires Beck, but of course this is no ordinary year ~ as well as the Spring workshops here, I’d had to cancel ones in Scunthorpe and Bridlington; now, as the weather suddenly became Autumnal, we had a socially-distanced “rule of 6” group (including me!), […]

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Initially Yours

It’s always good to have some indoor work to crack on with when the weather turns nasty, and during a couple of drizzly days (when Sewerby was out of the question) I got on with this piece ~ commissioned as an anniversary present from a lady to her husband. I used a lovely rustic piece […]

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A Coble Carving

The next carving for Sewerby Hall, and sadly the last one for the time being, was of a traditional Bridlington “coble” ~ an inshore sailing boat from the north-east of England and mentioned as far back as the Lindisfarne Gospels. The Bridlington Coble Festival is held every year (when there isn’t a worldwide pandemic), and […]

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Puffin Along

This log cried out for a panoramic scene ~ it was a lovely shape, splayed out at the ends, narrow in the middle and curved along its length. To add a bit of variety to the carvings, I thought a close up image of a puffin would be nice; these are very popular birds and […]

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Dolphin Trio

The last three pieces of beech had really interesting shapes, and it was fun trying to think up designs to suit each log. I chose bottle-nosed dolphins for this one, with some intertwined waves spiraling between them.

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Seals of Approval

The last of the three log benches at Sewerby hall ~ similar to the one which featured gannets, in that the carving on the back-rest had to be relatively simple so as not to impede the comfort of the sitter. I decided to go for a pair of seals facing each other; I’d carved a […]

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Carving a Crab on the Beech

After finishing the gannet seat, the next beech log was also to be somewhere to sit ~ this time it had a double seat on one side, a single on the other. The position of the two seats meant there was a large area on the top of the log, and the way it forked […]

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Take a Seat With the Gannets

The next carving at Sewerby Hall was the first of three log benches; in contrast to the fish carving (see previous post) this had to be far more simple as it has to function as a seat first and foremost: any carving has to be made shallow to maintain a fair amount of comfort, and […]

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Back to the Seaside

Around this time last year I started on the Monkey Puzzle panels for the woodland walk at Sewerby Hall, Bridlington, and I’m back again. A lot has happened in the intervening months, and I’d intended to be doing this job around Easter time, so it’s good to be back at last. A huge beech tree […]

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