16th Feb Sean Dyche portrait in 5.5 hours by John Adamson (member)

John had been asked to carve a portrait of Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley Football Club, on a tight budget.      The wood was a standing tree stump in a pub yard.      Photographs of Sean Dyche with his mouth shut are rare.   John managed to get a front view, but the side view had an open mouth.      It took some juggling to get the two photos printed to the same size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The carving was started with a chain saw and continued with some very large chisels , gouges, and a mallet made from a crown green bowling ball,  that John keeps just for large chain saw work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished work was given a red beard and eye brows by another artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John had taken photographs of each stage of the work so members could see the whole process