Spring carving days

Three carvers came along on 16th March. I’m sure Derek won’t mind me saying that he’s one of our older carvers to date, at 81. He took to carving with great determination and achieved an excellent jaguar relief, inspired by his love of vintage cars. Derek’s planning to return in May and make a mirror image jaguar so they can face each other across his mantel piece, and he already has plans for further garden sculptures.

Graham and James both took on lettering projects. James started his house name, but being quite a long one he’ll be coming back on to a Thursday evening session to complete it. Graham carved ‘Crete’, the place where he would spend all of his time if he could!

Kat and Mat came along to the studio on 6th and 7th April. Mat made a scarab beetle in 3-d, which is finished really nicely and has some great curving lines to it. Kat carved a relief of two fish, using a claw chisel to create the effect of swirling water around them.

 

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