Tag Archives: Scottish Borders

St Margaret’s Chapel Guild Presentation Plaque

A very special roof slate.
It was an honour to be asked to carve this presentation plaque for St Margaret’s Chapel Guild.

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St Margaret’s Chapel is the oldest building in Edinburgh (within Edinburgh Castle) dating back to the 12th Century. This slate was from the re-roofing in the mid-1800’s. Coat of arms measures 20 cm high and lettering on the scroll was 3 mm.

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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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World Enduro Series Trophies

Digging through my archive of images, I realised that I forgot to post these. A set of trophies for the World Enduro Series 2015 which was part of the Tweedlove bike festival. I created designs based on three animals found in the Tweed Valley, namely red squirrel, osprey and salmon (designs © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson).

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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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