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;
During the making of these two crow plaques, I documented the process of creating the pieces from reclaimed roofing slates. Hover over each image (or click to view full screen) for a short description of each stage. This was a time consuming process involving two machining stages to prepare the material, nine sanding and polishing stages and three different carving processes.
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).
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;
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.