Entries by john

Daily Journeys by John Adamson

This is my 4th attempt at this project over the last 20 years or so.    I started it when I was studying for a BA in Sculpture in Preston about 1997.     It was my answer to a one day’s brief of “Do something in plaster”.   Any one who has seen me […]

ROCKING HORSE BY COLIN WILSON

Carving a small plywood rocking horse made from a design by Judy F. Fergusson. The horse is made from one 4ft by 4ft sheet of 9mm First Grade Finnish/Russian Birch Ply. Pieces were cut out using a powered fretsaw/scrollsaw and then glued together to form the two halves of the horse and then both halves […]

Carvings by Nick Pantelides

Nick has been a stalwart of the club for as long as I can remember.   He is generous with his knowledge, giving talks on a wide range of subjects from bone carving to Scandinavian flat knife carvings.   He is also willing to give members help and advice.   To see more of Nick’s […]

CARVING POST TOPS BRUN VALLEY, BURNLEY 2012

We continue to carve protective, and decorative post tops for marker posts on the footpath trails which are being developed round theBurnley area.     The subjects are chosen to be relevant to each particular site, and add interest for ramblers following the trails.     Traditional English hardwoods are used for improved durability in […]

CARVING THE WALTZERS BY JOHN ADAMSON

In March 2006, I was asked by the Friends of Openshaw Park, Manchester, UK, to design a sculpture for a poplar tree in the park.   The tree had lost one huge branch and another had been removed for safety reasons, but the tree was still some 30ft tall.   I submitted two designs; a […]

Jillian Smith – Dolphins

Jill says  “In 2003 I glued together some pictures from a “Dolphin Calendar” to make up a scene for a carving. I drew the outline on a piece of limewood 11.5 inches by 9 inches  My teacher at the time, Vic Bentley, said it would be too difficult for me to carve the part where […]

John Adamson’s Angelfish

A client asked me to carve an angelfish.   At first she wanted it for outside, but was put off by the price of really decent plywood. I had suggested plywood, as some parts of the carving are very thin and might break and fall off along the line of the grain, and I thought […]

Adrian Carter’s Marquetry

Adrian sent two photos for the website; the first one is his marquetry picture, the second one is the photograph that he was working from. The picture is a scene from Florence in Italy, somewhere they have visited on holiday with lovely memories.The picture was being made to enter into the Great Yorkshire Show in […]