Here are two chainsaw-fashioned, rustic benches I was commissioned to produce for Delliefure Natural Burial Ground near Grantown on Spey. Made from one large Scots Pine trunk.Read More »
This is a hand-carved lettercutting piece in slate measuring 600 x 300mm. I was really pleased that the client liked the idea of including carved silver birches to go with the name of the cottage.Read More »
I don’t often get a chance to do letter-cutting in wood so I was really pleased to be commissioned to carve this large house sign. It’s carved in wych (Scots) elm and measures about four and a half feet in length. Carved into the top are two mountains which can be seen from the property.Read More »
I recently finished a special commission of a carved stone bird bath in the shape of a maple or sycamore leaf. It’s quite a big brute (30″ x 29″) and the stone was incredibly tough to carve, but I’m really pleased with the result. It looks great when wet and it’s nice to see the resident pied wagtails dipping into it and the red squirrels visiting for a drink.Read More »
I have been commissioned to produce an iPhone/iPod type from a reclaimed oak Scotch whisky barrel stave.Read More »
I’ve had a string of requests for my hand-carved Celtic trees made from reclaimed oak whisky barrel staves.Read More »
I recently carved a few slate name plaques as presents for some little people who visited over Easter.Read More »
Anyone who has ever visited me can’t have helped but notice the poor state of the floor in the long lobby at the front of the cottage.Read More »
I’ve just finished this letter-cutting in slate for Flooders Croft.Read More »
I’ve been informed by Native Woodlands that I’ve been chosen as their exclusive “in-house” carver.
Native Woodlands own and manage several sites around the UK specially set aside for green funerals. They prefer not to use the term headstones but I have worked on a couple of projects with them now for stone markers for graves at my local natural burial ground next to the River Spey, Delliefure. The stones are laid flat on the ground so as to not detract from the natural beauty of the site.
I’m also in discussion with the company about producing memorial walls, paths, stepping stones, memorial boards and carved seating.
For more information about green burials visit Native Woodland’s website here.Read More »