All good things have to come to an end and sadly I’m now half way through my final week of the course. My final placement is with the wonderful Houghtons of York who have agreed for me to stay on an extra week (the course officially finished last week).
It’s a great opportunity for me to work on architectural mouldings as part of a large team of joiners and two full time woodcarvers.
Andrew and Andy have welcomed me into their woodcarving workshop and I’m working on lengths of dado mouldings which I’m thoroughly enjoying.
Once again I’ve managed to get a placement in a gorgeous part of the country. Having not been to York since I was little it’s great to wonder round the old streets and fall in love with it again.
Not only do you get wonderfully wonky buildings like this...
...you get slightly more grand buildings like York Minster. I thought the stonemasons among you would appreciate the masons lodge they have set up outside so that the public can see what they’re getting up to, not only is this a great idea but Houghtons actually built the lodge.
There is an abundance of architectural detail round every corner you turn. Heaven!
After the whirlwind of the past 8 months I shall be back in Hampshire from next week starting work on commissions that have been put on hold whilst I've been away and looking forward to putting my newly honed skills to use on future commissions over the coming year!