Between the numerous recent commissions, I’ve also been busy making new stock items for fairs and shows.
This is a Pictish stag cheeseboard, based on the design from a Class I Pictish stone at Grantown (now in the Museum of Scotland). Hand carved and finished from a reclaimed roof slate.
You can also buy these directly from Hatch, Burn, Carve. PM me or email email@example.com
A recent commission. Set of four matching placemats and coasters.
Each one free-hand carved and finished for a super smooth surface.
These are made from reclaimed Scottish slate which has a lovely deep blue colour. Just collected these a few weeks ago from a dismantled shed/garage.
If you would like me to make something similar for you, please PM me here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uffington White Horse cheeseboard/trivet/placemat.
Been busy making up stock including a couple of these Uffington Horse carvings.
Just a reminder- if you would like a personalised slate piece for Christmas, please get in touch with me soon- thanks 🙂
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I love a bit of ink 😉
This board was one of my most challenging designs to date (but I love a challenge too!). This cheeseboard was a present for a couple who each had very distinctive tattoos.
Here’s the tattoo;
The salmon fly;
And the original tattoo design;
Would you like to see your tattoo in slate? Wall plaques, garden stones, cheeseboards, etc- the choice is yours! Just PM me here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, tattoos are for life, slate is for many lifetimes 😉
A new design (© Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson) which I had been playing around with finally made it into slate 🙂
I can courier items UK wide for £11.
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An AC/DC cheeseboard I made as a request for an engagement present in 2014.
If you would like a metal/rock/band cheeseboard or plaque, just message me here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This was based on one of the Pictish Bull carvings from an Iron Age hillfort at Burghead in Moray, Scotland. This fort is particularly interesting as it has a chambered well built within.
A commission from 2014. The customer had requested a cheese board/trivet with the bull (or auroch) from the caves at Lascaux. This was a lovely piece to do- probably one of the most ancient designs I’ve done (these are an incredible 17,300 years old).
I received the following message once the piece had been delivered;
“The parcel arrived this morning before 10:00 – that was a quick service. Everything is great, really lovely. The Lascaux bull is my favourite as I am keeping him! He is sitting on the dining table and I can’t help running my hand over him when I pass – slate is really very tactile. Many thanks for all you work. I will certainly pass your name and cards on to ‘spread the word’. Best wishes for the future.”
A commission from 2013- a design I was asked to create and carve as a Christmas gift.
Here’s the sketch (© Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson);
Below is the design drawn up with chalk pencil on a reclaimed roof slate;
Just after carving and still covered in slate dust;
Finished and washed;
*as far as I know
My friend Matt had this lump of lovely old slate and being a lifelong admirer of Crass, it was only natural that he wanted to combine his love of both anarcho-punk with cheese.
I chalked up the Crass logo for Matt to make sure I had it correctly placed and sized before carving;
The finished piece looks like this;
The slate also had some original machining on one side which Matt wanted on the plain edge, so I continued this along the length of the stone;
A final image of the logo and edging;