Tag Archives: enamelled slate

Pictish Stag Serving Board

Carved from a reclaimed slate (approximately 40 x 25 cm), this design is based on the design from a Class I Pictish stone found in Grantown-On-Spey in the early 1860s (now in the Museum of Scotland).

Sealed with a food-safe stone sealer, this serving board/trivet (and many of my other pieces) is available from The Hub on the High Street, Innerleithen.

 

Bee and Honeycomb Serving Board

Bee and honeycomb serving board/trivet (design ©HatchBurnCarve).

This was carved, filed, sanded and hand polished from a reclaimed roof slate (40 x 25 cm).

After enamelling, the board was sealed with a food-safe stone sealer.

 

Landing II

‘Landing II’ (34 x 19 cm, © HatchBurnCarve).

A commission based on my original ‘Landing’ design, but the customer wanted a piece they could hang on their wall. Designed from images of corvids captured in the Scottish Borders, East Lothian and Cornwall.

Carved using a variety of diamond, tungsten and Foredom CeramCut Blue carving burrs (from 0.5 to 3.2 mm) as well as traditional hammer and chisel).

After material removal with hammer and chisel, and starting to carve texture into the background;

The finished piece;

 

 

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.

 

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.