Tag Archives: carved slate

Uru-Anna Orion Plaques

Another four of my ‘Uru-Anna’ plaques (design © HatchBurnCarve) that I sent to Kilmartin Museum Shop (number XI to XIV in an open-ended series).

This cup and ring design is based on the Orion constellation and influenced by the rock art found in Kilmartin Glen. I make these regularly to keep up with demand (these four sold within a matter of weeks) and some are occasionally available to buy from my Etsy shop (or you can order direct- please use the contact form, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk).

 

 

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Heart Memorial

A heart-shaped memorial (26 x 21 cm). Hand shaped, carved and polished.

 

Natural Slate House Sign

A natural slate house sign. Carved and enamelled from a large (and old) piece of Cornish slate (90 x 50 x 6 cm).

This sign required some careful enamelling as we wanted to retain the years of lichen growth on the surface (so no over-painting of the letters).

 

A Memorial for Otto the Cat

Memorial plaque for a cat named ‘Otto’ (design © HatchBurnCarve).

Freehand carved from a reclaimed roof slate (approximately 40 x 25 cm) and enamelled with copper monument enamel.

 

 

Time Gazers

‘Time Gazer’ carved slate wall plaques (24 x 16 cm, © HatchBurnCarve).

An exclusive design for Kilmartin Museum Shop, and on sale there now.

 

Pictish Stag and Horse Tiles

A commission for two slate tiles (each 15 cm squared) to be placed on either side of a fireplace.

The Pictish stag is based on the carving from Grantown-On-Spey, Highland. The Pictish horse design is based on the carving from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

 

Maori Fish Carving

Maori double fish slate carving (25 x 25 cm), design © HatchBurnCarve.

Hand cut from a 2.5 cm thick slate slab. Freehand carved using a variety of diamond, tungsten and silicon carbide burrs (ranging in size from 0.5 mm to 3 mm), as well as traditional hammer and chisel. Enamelled with professional monument/memorial enamel.

On the easel just after removing interior material with hammer and chisel;

After texturing with silicon carbide burrs and ready for enamelling;

The finished piece;

 

 

Cat Memorial

Cat memorial (40 x 25 cm). Design ©HatchBurnCarve.

Hand carved from a reclaimed roof slate and enamelled with copper memorial/monument enamel.

 

 

Bobcat

I was asked to create a bobcat design to be used as both a carving template and also to feature as a logo on ice hockey shirts.

The design (©HatchBurnCarve) was carved into a 25 x 25 cm piece of reclaimed slate. Following freehand carving, this was hand polished to a mirror-like finish and enamelled using professional gold and white monument/memorial enamels;

My design was then expertly transformed into a print by Team Xpress, based in Pickerington, Ohio.  These jerseys are now worn by the ‘Bobcats’ team that play in the Perani’s Pond Hockey League at their games in Columbus, Ohio.