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Carved from Giant Leylandii, this is a sculpture for a church in Liverpool.. a circle of hands releasing a white dove. I've included four photographs here to show the process. The smell of the tree was divine and anybody who came near my workshop commented on this!
Here are some pictures of our recent pirate ship wood workshop.... people of all ages and all skill levels are welcome to come up and participate in a wood workshop or a one to one teaching session. Get in touch for more information.
Wreath of hands for a church in Liverpool #tywivalleyopenstudios #memorialwreath #woodsculpture #chainsaw
Abstract shape of flowers and hands
Getting ready for the Tywi Valley open studios (Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July)... nice to have a good reason to blow away the cobwebs in the corner of my workshop! My open studios will now be open to the public all week apart from Friday 27th July. Come up and turn your hand at a bit of traditional pole lathing and have a chat...
A time lapse carving part of a Faraway Tree sculpture
There’s not mush room in my shed anymore! #mushrooms #mushroomcarvings #notmushroom #woodcarving #woodsculpture #woodsculptorwales #simonhedger #fairyring
The finished sculpture for a church in Liverpool #releasingadove #welshwoodcarver #wreathofhands #dovecarving #dovesculpture #simonhedger #memorialsculpture #circleofhands #leylandii
Gathering and Collecting materials for our wooden Ladder wood school this Saturday 18th #woodenladder #simonhedger #woodschool #ysgolbren #collectingnaturalmaterials
Light through the grass
Carving in-situ in a school is a very different experience from carving in my workshop.... When I'm in my workshop I can take my time and reflect on the piece I am carving but when carving in-situ it can be much more physically and creatively demanding due to time constraints and in this case an agreed time frame of 5 days work.