Thursday, 10 February 2011

The one that didn't get away!

Although a little icy at the moment, we are fortunately still snow free. The days are slowly beginning to lengthen, and even the snow drops have decided to pop their heads above ground. Can Spring be far away? Well, yes, probably!

Things here have been busy, with carving classes being organized, and a new project underway.

Burnside of Ballintomb are now offering to reproduce, exactly, anglers trophy fish. The client supplies the fish's weight and dimensions, along with a clear photograph, then we hand carve and hand paint an exact replica of the catch! Ideal in these conservation minded times of 'Catch & release'!

See what you think of this cock salmon, hand carved in sycamore, prior to painting.

Stay warm. Be safe.