From London to the New Forest

The stag on its back with the broken fragments of leg.

The stag on its back with the broken fragments of leg.

Restored with its legs back where they should be and re-attached to its base.

Restored with its legs back where they should be and re-attached to its base.

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.

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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!

 

Posted on February 23, 2014 .