Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pictish/Celtic Hound

I donated this piece to the Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary for their Easter auction- a Pictish/Celtic inspired hound. Design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson

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Hand carved and hand enamelled from a reclaimed Cornish roof slate.

 

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If you would like me to make a similar piece for you, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Moongazing Hound

‘Luna’, the moon gazing hound, who now watches the sky from the garden at Cosaig Self-Catering Cottage in Innerleithen. Design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson

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I hand carved this from a large natural chunk of Tweed Valley slate, followed by enamelling by hand.

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If you would like me to design and carve a bespoke stone for your garden (or home), please PM me here, or email hatcburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Natural Stone House Signs

Two large (and extremely heavy!) natural slate stones which I hand carved and hand enamelled for Woodknowe Bed & Breakfast!

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If you would like me to make bespoke house signs, house numbers, stable signs etc, PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Replica Pictish Stones for Inverness Museum

I recently hand carved these three replica Pictish stones for a schools loan box for Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

This first one is the Ardross Wolf (a Class I Pictish Stone) from a stone found built into a stone wall in 1903. Hand carved into a reclaimed Scottish purple roof slate.

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The second is the Ardross ‘Beast’ or Deer (a Class I Pictish Stone) which was found built into the same stone wall as the Ardross Wolf in 1903. Hand carved into a reclaimed Scottish grey roof slate.

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The final one is the Crescent and V-Rod and ‘Mirror’ from the Knowe O’ Burrian Class I Pictish Stone from Orkney. Hand carved into a reclaimed Cornish roof slate.

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If you would like me to make a similar piece for you, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Pictish ‘Elephant’/’Porpoise’ Wall Plaque

This Pictish wall plaque is from a carving on the Class II Rodney’s Stone at Brodie Castle near Forres. Hand carved from a reclaimed roof slate.

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This has (rather lazily) been interpreted as an ‘elephant’! Personally I’m of the opinion that this design is derived from a porpoise or dolphin.

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If you would like me to make a similar wall plaque, then please PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

Pictish Crescent and V-Rod/Serpent and Z-Rod Wall Plaque

Crescent and V-Rod/Serpent and Z-Rod from the Class I Brandsbutt Stone at Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.DSC08540

Hand carved from a reclaimed Scottish purple roof slate.

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If you would like me to make a similar wall plaque, then please PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

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Soapstone pendants

A commission I did for two replica soapstone pendants.

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These are carved from solid blocks of American soapstone- a lovely medium to work with.

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I have some soapstone block left, so if you would like something similar, PM me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk

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