Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Dragon Gate

After many hours of planning, design, cutting, wood-carving and slate-carving, I finally installed this in the customer’s garden last week.

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Assembled using half-lap joints, dowels and Gorilla Glue- I made this without using a single screw and the only nails are in the framing around the dragon head (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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I based the design on the drawing and brief supplied, but I also used Phi (the Golden Ratio) to work out proportions and dimensions.

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The details in the wood are all hand-carved. Marbles have been embedded in the wood to catch the sun and light up like LED’s.

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If you would like a truly individual garden gate, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk and we can discuss your ideas

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The dragon head after carving and before inserting into the gate.

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Carving the details into the wood.

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Assembly of the gate.

Pictish Horse Stable Sign

This stable sign was based on the Pictish horse design from the Class I Symbol Stone in Inverurie (but with added ‘spots’ as Blackjack has these).

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This was carved into a reclaimed roof slate and hand-enamelled.

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If you would like a bespoke stable sign, then please message me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

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Icelandic Horses Stable Signs

I was asked to create matching stable signs for two Icelandic Horses- ‘Ess’ and ‘Lyfting’.

I drew the horse head, adding some classic Pictish spirals and carved these into two reclaimed roof slates (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson). These were then hand-enamelled.

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Here’s one of my original drawings (note that these are my own design and therefore subject to copyright);

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I can draw/design, carve and enamel bespoke stable signs for your horse-  please PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

 

Rose Cottage

A recent house name commission- this was carved into a piece of reclaimed snooker table base.

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The customer wanted a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design- with a classic CRM rose.

Here it is in the process of being hand-enamelled in the studio;

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