Late in 2015 I was approached by a member of the Royal College of Arms to carve their family crest for them. It was an incredible honour to be asked and one which i’ve seized with both hands. The traditional ‘blazoning’ (description of the crest) is as follows:
Within a Coronet the finials composed of maple leaves a demi Stag Or [gold] attired and unguled Azure [blue antlers and hooves] transfixed by an Arrow bendwise Or [gold] barbed and flighted Azure [blue]
So as you can tell from the blazon, the stag will be painted and gilded (gold leaf) once it’s complete, which I will be doing. At this moment in time, I am near to completing the stag and have just turned the crown on the lathe.