Tag Archives: 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.

 

Slate House Sign

Slate house sign (24 x 15 x 1 cm). Freehand carved and polished, finished with three coats of professional monument enamel (and two light coats of stone sealer).

Made for a house in southern France (‘Aube’ translates as ‘dawn’).

 

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;

 

 

Uru-Anna Orion Plaques

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 hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk).

 

 

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.

 

 

Pictish Stag and Horse Tiles

A commission for two slate tiles (each 15 cm squared) to be placed on either side of a fireplace.

The Pictish stag is based on the carving from Grantown-On-Spey, Highland. The Pictish horse design is based on the carving from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

 

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.