Recent Pieces

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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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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Welcoming sign

Welcoming sign

A newly carved slate Welcome sign. Welsh slate, 300x300mm, Black Letter script.

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6ft carved burr elm bench

6ft carved burr elm bench

Several lovely pieces of Scots (Wych) elm have gone into producing this 6 foot long, garden or patio bench.

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Rustic benches

Rustic benches

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.

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Silver Cottage

Silver Cottage

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.

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Letter-cutting in wood

Letter-cutting in wood

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.

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