Tag Archives: Cornwall

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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Om and Tam Stones

Some of the 50 Tibetan Om, Sanskrit Om and Tam stones recently carved and delivered to the shop at Samye Ling. Each one individually hand carved from natural Cornish sea stones.
Tam syllable used with kind permission from Tashi Mannox.

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Hrih Stone

Another Hrih stone- this time carved from a Cornish sea stone found at Tregardock in North Cornwall (17 cm high).

Created for the shop at Samye Ling, but you can also order these direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve (message me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk)

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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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Elder Futhark Rune Stones

Sets of 24 Elder Futhark hand-carved runes in bags handmade by my partner.

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Three of the sets were carved from stones collected around the North Cornish coast and one set carved from stones which I collected in the River Valency at Boscastle.

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Available to order direct from Hatch, Burn, Carve- message me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk