Monday, 14 December 2015

Bowl Carving Season

Most times of the year are exciting for one reason or another. Now is the start of bowl carving for me and I've just started on the biggest tree ever!
The first cut reveals its secrets, and it didn't disappoint!

This is a hybrid black poplar, originally planted for match production, which has been left to grow on for about 100 years and has developed a wonderful walnut colour.
Most will be domestic salad/fruit bowls, but the temptation to make some big ones is too great!

These are roughed out and will be left to dry slowly to, hopefully, prevent splitting. They will be finished off in the late spring and should be available for the first show in May.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Showing Off exhibition, Ludlow 17th and 18th October

More of my new work will be on display along with other makers from the Shropshire and Worcestershire Guilds.

large poplar bowl, Venetian red detail

very large ladle in figured maple

poplar bowl, carved detail

Thursday, 18 June 2015

New work

large beech salad bowl no. 1512 with hazel servers

blue poplar bowl no. 1511, 47cmx15cm

blue poplar bowl no. 1513, 41cmx12cm

blue poplar bowl no. 1514, 51cmx18cm

carved poplar bowl no. 1515, 42cmx17cm

lovely coloured pearwood bowl no. 1516, 26cmx12cm

Thursday, 30 April 2015

RHS Spring Show, Malvern

My new work will be on display at the Three Counties Showground from Thursday 7th May until Sunday 10th May 2015 as part of the RHS Spring Show. There will be lots to see so come along for a feast of flowers and craft.
large poplar bowl in ultramarine

butter spreaders in natural damson

breakfast bowls for a quiet start to the day, in alder with hazel spoon