Sunday 3 November 2019

Ensconced in sconces

I have had a commission to carve six sconces recently. These will be gilded and placed with other lighting features in a prestigious interior design in London town.

The weather turned wet and stormy on the day I started work, so I was happy to be tucked away in the workshop, chipping away.

They are carved from glued up blocks of air-dried lime. A little different from carving oak!

Arcading in three dimensions. I really like them in the raw wood; and because the grain direction is different from the side blocks to the central blocks, it gives an interesting contrast. But hey, I guess they'll be ok when they are covered in gold and silver!

I am somewhat attached to these; and not really sure that I want to let them go.

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