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Church Carvings, a talk by Richard Colbran

At our 16th Nov meeting Richard gave a talk and slide presentation about Church Carvings and how they originated. Information about creatures from faraway lands was passed on by travellers in the form of verbal descriptions sometimes enhanced by a sketch. Monks compiled these drawings into books known as bestiaries, which illustrated strange creatures both […]

Annual Showcase – 20th October 2018

We had our usual great selection of carvings by our members.   The mayor of Rochdale came round and was very impressed.  He said that carving was one of the skills that was being lost and only kept alive by such clubs as ours.   Below are some of our stalwarts with their work  

September Workshop – Bone Carving by Nick Pantelides

Today we had a presentation and a variety of topics from one of our long-standing members – Nick Pantelides Nick’s morning session wasa discussion on carving in other media such as Bone, Alabaster, Soapstone, Ivory, animal horn and Antler. Bones need a lot of preparation to ensure all the marrow is removed. this includes first […]

19th May 2018 – Richard Colbran talked about Relief Carving

Richard is a long standing member of the club with a wealth of experience. He brought in a number of his relief carvings and gave us a talk relief carving. He discussed a number of tricks and tips around adding dramatic shadow, the difficulty of perspective in high relief carving and thinking about the grain […]

Data Protection

The Club takes the handling of our club members personal information seriously.? In line with the new Data Protection regulations (GDPR) the club has reviewed it’s policy.? To view the new policy please click here –>?Data-Protection-Policy