A different kind of lettering

A different kind of lettering

A hand-carved company name sign for the reception wall of a firm of accountants.

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The Conti board

The Conti board

Hand-carved lettering and Celtic knot work on burr elm.

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As seen on BBC TV

As seen on BBC TV

I was lucky enough to have a pair of my carvings appear on BBC TV’s longstanding gardening series, Beechgrove Garden, recently.

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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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Rounded sandstone headstone

Rounded sandstone headstone

A heavy, hand-carved Clashach sandstone memorial with sparrow carvings, Skene, Aberdeenshire.

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Celtic knot headstone

Celtic knot headstone

An arch-topped Clashach sandstone memorial with Celtic knot work motif. Bellie cemetery, Fochabers.

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Water fountain memorial

Water fountain memorial

Hand-carved in slate, this inscription formed part of a commemorative water fountain, Stephen Cottage Hospital, Dufftown.

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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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