Category Archives: Art

New Etsy Shop Items

I’ve added many new items to my Etsy shop;

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HatchBurnCarve

New stone stack pendants (handcrafted from stones found in rivers in the Scottish Borders) including this one from the Tima Water (a tributary of the Ettrick Water);

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Green, brass and gold labyrinth plaques (approximately 10 cm squared). Freehand carved, polished and enamelled using professional monument/memorial enamel;

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‘Leaping Salmon’ slate plaques/tiles (©HatchBurnCarve), again, approximately 10 cm squared;

Tibetan Buddhist Om stones;

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Elder Futhark Rune stones. Individually hand carved and enamelled with either red or copper monument/memorial enamel (supplied in a handmade bag);

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‘Golden Bee’ slate wall plaques/tiles (©HatchBurnCarve), approximately 10 cm squared;

 

 

 

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Landing

‘Landing’ (33.5 x 24 x 7 cm).

©HatchBurnCarve

Now available to own. Please follow this link to my Etsy shop, or contact me directly (using the contact form on this website, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk).

Carved from an approximately 300 year old Cornish roof slate, ‘Landing’ is a representation of three crow forms and the silhouettes made by these birds as they transition from flight to landing.

The silhouettes were drawn and designed for carving after capturing many photographs of corvids in the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Cornwall.

A tactile piece with contrasting textures between the relief carved polished crows and the gold enamelled background. The background has been meticulously hand enamelled using professional monument/memorial enamel.

The base is hand made from reclaimed hardwood, sanded and polished with beeswax.

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Om Ah Hung Slate Monoliths

These monoliths were cut, carved, enamelled and polished from 2.5 cm thick slabs of reclaimed building cladding. From start to finish, this was a project of intense concentration and precise measurements until their final installation in a garden in Devon.

The above image shows the three syllables chiselled out and in the process of adding relief ‘detailing’ with my Foredom.

The above image shows the Hung syllable after carving the ‘detailing’.

The Hung syllable after polishing and adding three coats of signwriters/monument enamel.

After carefully transporting the three stones over a journey of 400 miles, my wife and I spent around 10 hours digging the trench (in appalling ground conditions!) for the installation. Firstly, the plinths were assembled- these were pre-cut slate slabs and monoblocks adhered using CT-1 construction adhesive;

Once in place and all levels were correct, the trench was filled with concrete;

The ground was returned to the original state, wrappings removed and the stones unveiled;

 

 

 

 

 

‘Luna 2’ Moon Gazing Hound Stone

Another ‘Luna’ hound stone (47×30 cm). Hand carved and enamelled from a natural Cornish beach stone. Design © Hatch, Burn, Carve.

 

Sanskrit Stones For Talliston House & Gardens: A Liminal Journey

In 2017, I was commissioned to make three very special stones for a very special place.

This place is Talliston House & Gardens, a three bedroom ex-council house in Essex which has been transformed over 25 years into a magical wonderland. I was already making Talliston Talismans which are sold at the house and online (https://folksy.com/shops/Talliston/collections/254123-talliston-talismans), but last year I was asked to create these three Sanskrit stones for placement in San Phra Phum, the Cambodian Treehouse Sanctuary at the very top of Talliston.

From start to finish, this was a process of liminality, of borders and thresholds. The stones I used were found on a day at the start of a new year. A day where mist clung to the land and there was no discernable distinction between the earth, sea and sky. We headed to the ocean, to a beach near the Devon/Cornwall border and with the mantra ‘Know Thyself, Trust Thyself, Be Thyself’ turning over in my mind, I let my internal subconscious self override any expectation or longing to find the stones. Connecting to the Genius Loci of the beach, the stones finally came to be in my hands. We left a gift and thanked this spirit of place.

The stones travelled with me across the imaginary line separating England and Scotland. In my Scottish Borders workshop, I spent a number of days consumed in the process of creating the three stones, hand carving the Sanskrit outlines with diamond burrs and my Foredom power carver before using hammer and chisel to bring the mantras into relief.

The stones complete, they travel with us once again, across country and county boundaries to their final destination within Talliston. We spend an amazing evening in the lovely company of John Trevillion and Marcus G J Cotton with a tour of Talliston House & Gardens, and some great food. We climb a ladder from The Hall of Mirrors (Italy, 1992) into the Treehouse Sanctuary (Cambodia, 1965) and pass the stones up. The stones are unwrapped and carefully placed in front of the Buddhist altar, finally in their rightful place after a journey of more than 1000 miles.

If you are lucky enough to visit ‘Britain’s Most Extraordinary Home’ and are permitted to handle the stones, you will see my makers mark on the reverse along with the year ‘1965’. I carved these stones before I was born.

You can read more about these stones in the Summer 2017 edition of Talliston Times, free to download here;

Talliston Times Summer 2017

‘Bronze, Bone and Silence’

‘Bronze, Bone and Silence’

Reclaimed slate hearth stone, Cornish beach stones, wood. 37.2 x 23.1 x 17.0 cm.
Insertion of a short cist burial in a stone setting. The skeleton is a reflection upon burials such as those found at Newhaven in Edinburgh and Cladh Hallan in South Uist. The stones around are carved with cup and ring markings based on prominent constellations seen in the skies above Scotland during the four seasons (Orion in Winter, Leo in Spring, Cygnus in Summer and Perseus in Autumn). The style of cup and ring markings reflects those found at Ballymeanoch Stone Row and Nether Largie Standing Stones in Kilmartin Glen. Dimensions of the wooden base correspond to the Golden Ratio/Phi.
This was included in the ‘Shambhala at Shambellie’ exhibition at Shambellie House, New Abbey nr Dumfries (17th to 29th August 2017).

The Orion Stone

The Leo Stone

The Cygnus Stone

The Perseus Stone

Close up of the skeleton

‘Sidereal Signs’

‘Sidereal Signs’ (39.5 x 13 cm).
Based on cup and ring markings from ‘the Runic Cross’ (Innerleithen), a cup and ring marked stone found at Lamancha in 1868 (now in the National Museum of Scotland) and a cup and ring marked stone found at Lyne in 1959 (now in Peebles Museum).

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

‘An Athame for the Leithen’

‘An Athame for the Leithen’ (20 x 3.5 cm). Slate from the disused quarry at Altarstone, Stobo. Wood from one of the old church pews from the Church of Scotland, Innerleithen. Blade carvings replicate the cup and ring markings from the so-called ‘Runic Cross’, now housed in the aforementioned church.

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

‘An Athame for the Tweed’

Slate, wood, wax twine (18 x 3 cm). Slate from the disused quarry at Altarstone, Stobo. Blade carvings replicate Mason’s marks found on Tweed Bridge and Neidpath Castle.

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.

 

‘Manor Water Stones I and II’

‘Manor Water Stones I and II’. Hand made from stones collected from the Manor Water at Kirkton Manor, Peeblesshire.

Part of ‘A Sense of Place’ exhibition showing in the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Peebles from 5th August to 2nd September 2017.