figurehead

I found this sweet little figurehead upstairs in the Victoria Inn in Salcombe, South Devon (highly recommended by the way).   I really don’t know if its a restoration, reproduction, or new carving but I do know I really like it,  the tilt of the head just gives the whole piece a lift.  I did ask the staff for any information about her but I’m afraid they were none the wiser.

 

 

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Dragon spoon

This was a gift for my daughter’s art teacher as he is moving on at the end of this term. I call it keeper of the pearl; if you look really close you might spot the ‘pearl’. There’s a tiny ball that is completely free moving carved inside the dragon’s mouth. I was really pleased with this one; only about 12″ long, it was quite a challenging carve, especially the head, where the eyes are only 3mm long and 2mm high, but it came together very nicely.

 

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