Tag Archives: Cornish

Cornish and East Lothian Candle Holders

Three new driftwood candle holders.
Hand crafted from wood I collected from Tyninghame Beach in East Lothian and Crackington Haven in North Cornwall.

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After I collect the driftwood, it is placed in my outside wood store for around a year, then stored indoors for approximately three months.

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The process of making starts with removing any bark with my bushcraft knife, then coring holes for the candles. This is followed by an initial sanding with two grades of paper using an electric sander, then the long slow process of hand sanding with another four or five grades of paper before two coats of wax and polishing.

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Guru Rinpoche Mantra Stone

A commission I made during the summer of 2015.

The 12 syllable Guru Rinpoche mantra (with my own lotus design) carved  from a natural slate slab which was found at Sandy Mouth in North Cornwall (approx. 60 cm long).

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A Cornish Athame

Slate blade hand shaped and polished from a piece of slate found on Tregardock Beach. Handle crafted from Ulex (gorse) wood found on Bodmin Moor (near the Hurlers stone circles).

Measures 21.5 cm in length.
On sale at Boscastle Rocks (or available to order from Hatch, Burn, Carve).

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Hound Wall Plaque

Hand carved from reclaimed Cornish slate.

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Saluki style ears and a gentle smile! Internal design based loosely on Early Celtic spiral patterns. © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson

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If you would like me to design and carve one of these, message me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk.
Each design is unique.

 

 

Eternal Knot Wall Plaques

These were freehand carved from reclaimed slate. The Scottish purple slate gives a beautiful contrast when carved. The other was carved from Cornish slate and hand-enamelled in traditional Tibetan colours.

On sale at the shop at Samye Ling, or you can order direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve (message me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk)

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A Wall Plaque for a Dog named Colin

I was commissioned to make a wall plaque as a lasting memorial to a special hound called Colin. Hand carved and enamelled from a reclaimed Cornish roof slate. Design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson

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