slate

  • Roman Caps, a kiss

    Struggling with carving roman caps and especially the apex and what Chipp called the vapex (it being the point of…

  • completed, February 2016

    Charley the Cat

    Memorial stone: Elterwater green limestone from Cumbria: Digital typeset using Orpheus Pro Italic font: lettercut and then letters white waxed,…

  • Carving posse in action, Burgess Hill

    Tom in action with the spinning Julia…machine sanding my piece of Elterwater green slate for Charley. Meanwhile the posse was hard…

  • and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them

    bit late for Epiphany, but hey, these things take time… I seem to have created a sort of star effect…

  • Sorrow alighted in my heart and I melted, even as lead melts when engulfed by flame, wherefore oh eyes pour forth thy tears, nor stint thy flow, nor tire oh heart at being tried with Sorrow…

    Sorrow alighted in my heart and I melted even as lead melts

    Sorrow alighted in my heart and I melted, even as lead melts when engulfed by flame, wherefore oh eyes pour…

  • banker ingress, practice for Sorrow

    I’m working on a practice piece for Sorrow – it’s a piece of heather red slate previously used for practising…

  • starting Sorrow at Geoff’s in Burgess Hill

    I’m getting ready to carve Sorrow on a lovely piece of heather blue slate from Penrhyn in North Wales. Transferring…