Woodcarving

Horse carving This was my main pastime before taking up pottery. I still produce a few carvings a year, mainly of horses. Having worked with them as a groom soon after leaving school, my love of them has never left me.  It's challenge working in a medium where mistakes cannot be rectified, unlike clay where material can be added or subtracted until the sculpture is completed.

Axe carving My first ever carving was of an axe in a log, perhaps because I used them a lot in my job as a Gardener/Tree Surgeon.  When I am pruning at work I collect bends off of various trees and shrubs and carve them into axes. My collection is growing with many bends waiting to be carved.