Another four of my ‘Uru-Anna’ plaques (design © HatchBurnCarve) that I sent to Kilmartin Museum Shop (number XI to XIV in an open-ended series).
This cup and ring design is based on the Orion constellation and influenced by the rock art found in Kilmartin Glen. I make these regularly to keep up with demand (these four sold within a matter of weeks) and some are occasionally available to buy from my Etsy shop (or you can order direct- please use the contact form, or email email@example.com).
Pictish boar stones. Hand carved from natural Tweed Valley stones. On sale at Kilmartin Museum shop and available to order direct (please use the contact form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cup and ring mark pendants. Hand carved and crafted from Leithen Water stones, with gold and copper enamel.
On sale at Kilmartin Museum Shop. I’ve made some more of these which are now available to buy in my Etsy shop.
‘Time Gazer’ carved slate wall plaques (24 x 16 cm, © HatchBurnCarve).
An exclusive design for Kilmartin Museum Shop, and on sale there now.
‘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.
‘Bronze, Bone and Silence’
Reclaimed slate hearth stone, Cornish beach stones, wood. 37.2 x 23.1 x 17.0 cm.
Insertion of a short cist burial in a stone setting. The skeleton is a reflection upon burials such as those found at Newhaven in Edinburgh and Cladh Hallan in South Uist. The stones around are carved with cup and ring markings based on prominent constellations seen in the skies above Scotland during the four seasons (Orion in Winter, Leo in Spring, Cygnus in Summer and Perseus in Autumn). The style of cup and ring markings reflects those found at Ballymeanoch Stone Row and Nether Largie Standing Stones in Kilmartin Glen. Dimensions of the wooden base correspond to the Golden Ratio/Phi.
This was included in the ‘Shambhala at Shambellie’ exhibition at Shambellie House, New Abbey nr Dumfries (17th to 29th August 2017).
The Orion Stone
The Leo Stone
The Cygnus Stone
The Perseus Stone
Close up of the skeleton