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 … More Heraldic Crest for the Royal College of Arms
In early 2015 I was approached by a couple living in a beautiful 18th century house in Kent, who wanted hand carved newels caps for their old staircase. It’s believed that the staircase did originally have newel caps, but that they had been lost over time. It was an exciting commission to work on as each newel cap was … More Bespoke newel caps for a 18th century house in Kent
Earlier this year I entered a woodcarving competition run by the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers held at the Building and Craft College. We were given the Joiners and Ceilers Coat of Arms to carve in one day, using a method called ‘incised’ carving (carving inside the line). It was a hot summer’s day and … More My First Carving Competition!