The week started with a chance to see the first INTBAU talks that I have been able to go to and a chance to meet fellow Young Practitioners at the Prince’s foundation in Spitalfields. Unfortunately I could only stay for the afternoon but it was great to meet other craftspeople (however briefly) as well as architects involved in traditional buildings.
Since I was in London it was a perfect opportunity to visit Dennis Severs house at 18 Folgate Street which was fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend a visit to anyone who is interested in how our predecessors used to live. Very atmospheric! http://www.dennissevershouse.co.uk/
On the carving side of things, this Stag (left) was restored to it’s former glory after its legs and a hoof had snapped off and broken into several different pieces.
I’ve also been working on these large acanthus leaves for a fire screen to be used a draft excluder when the fire isn't being used . I've changed the design slightly so I’m still altering them as I go to make sure they look right.
And finally I was down in the New Forest on Friday carving into this gate and as you can see I was having my every move supervised by the family cat!