Finished Name Plaque

Here is the finished Name Plaque I was recently asked to make for a rabbit hutch. I took a slice of Scots Pine and relief-carved the names, keeping the top and bottom Bark on to form a border.  It has 2 x D-ring picture hangers on the back. I’ll have to do a lot more […]

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Platform Open Gallery

The exhibition has now finished at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe. Thanks very much if you managed to get along and see the wonderful items on display. Many thanks also to the Gallery for putting on the exhibition, and also to the person who bought my Oak Leaf Dish – I hope you get many […]

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Twig Ninjas

I have been busy getting things ready for next week’s show at Bishop Wilton, but managed to snap some Twig Ninjas before they disappeared (the one on the right isn’t for sale :)). These are simple carvings made from a Paper Bark Birch tree that had been pruned in a colleague’s garden. Cute, and made […]

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A few bits …

I have been working on a few bits recently. Here we have a double heart, a porridge spurtle and two lovespoons handcarved from Beech, and three dibbers (made from Sycamore) that were turned on my pole lathe. I’ll update the photos once I have branded and oiled them :). Tony

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Holding Cross

The Holding Cross (or Palm/Prayer Cross) can be used as a focal point in prayer or purely as a source of comfort. The asymmetrically arms of the cross are specifically designed to allow it to be held comfortably in the palm of the hand. This cross has been hand-carved in Lancashire from Cherry Wood, and finished […]

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Craft Open Exhibition 2014 3rd May – 12 July

Don’t forget the Craft Open Exhibition opens tomorrow in Clitheroe. Here is the list of exhibitors, with yours truly highlighted :). Hope you get chance to pop in and see some wonderful work by local Artists/Craftspeople.

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Pole Lathe (Bungee) Set Up and Progress Part 2

Following on from my first attempt to set up the Pole Lathe or Bungee Lathe (see here),  and finally getting a nice day on a Saturday, I decided to have another go at setting it up. I now have two 8 foot tall upright posts that are attached to the central legs using 10mm coach […]

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Craft Open Exhibition

I have had these two pieces selected to be included in this year’s Craft Open Exhibition at the Platform Gallery, Clitheroe :). I am very proud to have some of my work shown alongside such talented crafty-people from Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Exhibition is on from 3rd May until 12th July so if you are […]

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Maths for Carvers …

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Happy Owners of our Hiking Staffs ready to head out over the Cumbrian Fells

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