‘Stumbletree’- probably my favourite house name I have carved to date (45 x 15 cm). Entirely freehand carved from a 1 cm slab of slate. The customer had seen my work at Kilmartin Museum Shop and had commissioned me to make the sign with the addition of cup and ring markings based on those found in Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, Scotland.
Hand enamelled using professional white and copper monument enamel.
I based this design (©HatchBurnCarve) on a photograph of Josef that was supplied by the customer who commissioned this piece.
Carved from a hand cut reclaimed roof slate (30 x 25 cm), the design was freehand carved, the slate hand polished and then the design was carefully enamelled with professional gold monument enamel.
Made for a horse called ‘Rio’, this stable sign was hand crafted from a reclaimed roof slate (cut to 30 x 25 cm). I based this design (©HatchBurnCarve) on the Pictish horse carving from the Class I Pictish symbol stone in Inverurie, taking into account the slenderness of Rio.
Hand carved from a reclaimed roof slate (which I cut to size, 30 x 25 cm). I based the design (©HatchBurnCarve) on a photograph of Hanns that was provided by the customer.
After carving, this sign was hand polished to 1200 grade and carefully hand enamelled with professional gold monument enamel.
Hand carved from a slate which came from the roof of the customers parents house.
Enamelled with three coats of white and silver professional monument enamel.
A Pictish hound house sign (design © HatchBurnCarve). Freehand carved from a reclaimed roofing slate (approximately 40 x 25 cm).
A freehand carved slate sign that I made for a microscope company (TDKK) based in the Netherlands (39 x 24 cm). Hand cut from a 1 cm slab of slate, carved, hand polished and enamelled with three coats of white and blue professional monument enamel.
A small house number (20 x 15 cm) that I made in 2017. Freehand carved from a 1 cm thick slate slab, then hand enamelled with three coats of professional monument enamel.
Another house sign from 2017 with a Pictish boar. Freehand carved from a 1 cm slate slab. Measures 27 x 23 cm.
A small selection of some recent Mani stones that I’ve been carving. These are hand carved in my workshop in the Scottish Borders from natural stones and sea stones (mantras range from approximately 19 to 25 cm).
I’m the only person in the UK who carves and sells Tibetan Buddhist mantra and syllable stones. I supply Kagyu Samye Ling (the largest Tibetan Buddhist centre in Western Europe) as well as Kagyu Samye Dzong in London and Santosa in Edinburgh.
If you would like me to carve a Tibetan Buddhist stone for you, just get in touch (I usually have a small selection of these in stock, or I can create one for you).