Knockando knot

Knockando knot

This sculpture is now situated at the entrance to Knockando wool mill. It is about ten feet long and was carved from a single elm log. It is loosely based on the idea of a length of knotted yarn.

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Catch your breeze

Catch your breeze

What’s your name for it? Since I carved this large sycamore seed pod, people who have seen it have referred to it as a helicopter, a propeller, a wing, a key, a whirly gig and even a spinning jenny! It’s shaped from a single slab that I cut from a large Y-shaped stump.

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Gordonstoun school memorial

Gordonstoun school memorial

Just before Christmas I installed a stone memorial at the world famous Gordonstoun School.

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Memorial bench

Memorial bench

Another recently finished commission was to add an inscription to an existing, solid pine bench.

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Red deer stag and family name hand-carved wall-plaque

Red deer stag and family name hand-carved wall-plaque

This was a lovely job that I was asked to carve for a client’s father’s 60th birthday present. It shows a red deer stag standing by a mountain side, with the family name, Strachan, hand-carved alongside.

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Wall trout wood carving

Wall trout wood carving

This is a commission I finished recently which was given as a Christmas present to a keen fisherman.

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Roll out the barrels

Roll out the barrels

Not everyone will know this but, Speyside, as well as being famous for its sculptor *ahem*, has also a pretty good reputation for its Scotch malt whisky. In fact, with around sixty working distilleries, it has nearly as many as the rest of Scotland combined.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This was commissioned as a combined birthday and ruby wedding anniversary gift for the Scottish motor trade businessman, Arnold Clark.

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NEOS 2012

 

 

I’m opening my workshop and home for this year’s North East Open Studios. There will be a few of my pieces on display – outdoors and in my new gallery for indoor pieces. Come along, meet me and see me working and claim a free cuppa and some home baking.

More details will follow as time goes on.

For more information about NEOS… CLICK>>

***UPDATE***

NEOS has been and passed and was a great success. Lots of lovely people came from all over to see me, my studio, my gallery and my work. As well as meeting some new contacts and clients, it was a very useful exercise forcing me to complete some home improvements about the place!

Although I didn’t really have many items to buy, a couple of large sales were made as well as four or five confirmed new projects as well as some very promising future commissions. I’ll certainly be doing it again next year.

Thanks to everyone who helped and to everyone who took the time to pay me a visit.

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Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Following a Facebook competition to choose a possible sculpture from a selection of drawings by pupils of the local Primary School, I carved this 8ft tall Golden Eagle in flight.

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