Tag Archives: carved slate

‘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

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‘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.

 

World Enduro Series Trophies

Digging through my archive of images, I realised that I forgot to post these. A set of trophies for the World Enduro Series 2015 which was part of the Tweedlove bike festival. I created designs based on three animals found in the Tweed Valley, namely red squirrel, osprey and salmon (designs © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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Guardian Stone

Commissioned stone to be placed in a prayer garden in Somerset.

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Central relief carved Tam syllable (used with kind permission from Tashi Mannox) with three symbols and Sanskrit Om. Hand carved and enamelled from hearth stone (45 cm squared).

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Tara Ling Tibetan Buddhist House Sign

Tara Ling house sign (35×40 cm).

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Hand carved, polished and gold enamelled from slate hearth stone. Includes the ten syllable Green Tara mantra and Tam syllable (used with kind permission from Tashi Mannox).

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Pictish beastie wall plaques

This particular Pictish ‘beastie’ is found on Rodney’s Stone, which is located close to the entrance of Brodie Castle, near Forres in Moray.

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These two plaques were made for a recent commission. Freehand carved and enamelled, 30 x 20 cm.

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