I am a self taught engraver/carver of stone, wood, slate and marble. I finish the medium to a smooth workable piece and then draw free hand on the surface. It is then engraved with a flexitool usually 3 times to gain a degree of depth unless wood which is worked/carved with a chisel and sharp knife.
The piece is then painted with gold leaf paint and polished. The wood is usually finished with linseed oil. I have made house signs, slate clocks, hnefatafl (viking war game) boards, pet gravestones, wedding/anniversary plaques in slate, military badge/emblem plaques in slate, coasters and table settings (slate), wooden coaster holders, drip trays for candles, wooden plaques, marble clocks and marble hnefatafl boards.
These, apart from military, have either celtic, pictish or viking design on as background or forefront. I work on my own in my little shed in the Shetland Isles. I am currently researching the making of the gaming pieces as just now they are made of wood but I am going to make them in the forms of minature viking galleys and brochs (stone circular structures) as the attacking and defending pieces.
Year Established: September 2005
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