Tag Archives: garden

Luna, a moon gazing hound

Recently created another ‘Luna’ stone. Hand carved (and enamelled) from a natural Cornish beach stone (approximately 47 x 30 cm). Design © 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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The Dragon Gate

After many hours of planning, design, cutting, wood-carving, slate-carving, I finally installed this in the customer’s garden last week!

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Assembled using half-lap joints, dowels and Gorilla Glue- I made this without using a single screw and the only nails are in the framing around the dragon head (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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I based the design on the drawing and brief supplied, but I also used Phi (the Golden Ratio) to work out proportions and dimensions.

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The details in the wood are all hand-carved. Marbles have been embedded in the wood to catch the sun and light up like LED’s!

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If you would like a truly individual garden gate, please PM me or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk and we can discuss your ideas

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The dragon head after carving and before inserting into the gate.

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Carving the details into the wood.

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Assembly of the gate.

The Swallow Gate

My largest (and most ambitious) project yet!

Here it is in place (and before the customer stained/preserved it);

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After much mathematics and large scale 3-D wooden jigsaw puzzling (and four solid days of work), I recently installed this in the clients garden. We were both well chuffed!

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The carved swallow insert (© Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson);

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The gate during construction;

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If you would like me to create a unique piece of art for your garden entrance, please PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk.

Pyramids Of Slate

As an avid collector of slate, I often end up with large amounts which are not suitable for either carving or for making roofs. So, instead, I make these! Slate pyramids! Not only do they look cool, they provide layer upon layer of microhabitat for garden insects.

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View your garden as a complete ecosystem made up from niches each of which will be inhabited by insects, animals, birds. By caring for the smallest of creatures, you are providing the very basis of grounding for your whole garden. Get out there. Get mud under your fingernails.Image

I can make these to order too! Just drop me a comment….ImageImage