Made for Dalla
Stone I carved for Sir Stephen Grandchamps. This was like the second one I ever carved. The figure on the stone is loosely inspired by the one on the Middleton Cross, though that one was in relief.
Stone I carved for Duchy Von Drachenklaue
Stone I carved for Duchy Von Drachenklaue. This is actually precast stone... think concrete, but with a fine aggregate.
Wasn't confident I could get the detail on the cornet in the badge... so I created one out of brass.
Predrilled, ready to pin.
Closeup of the badge.
Work in progress.
Design by Laura Schappert. (Eithne o'Nordenhall)
I hand carve pretty much all my stone...
I use a dremel with a diamond tip to clean up the lines a bit when I finish.
You can see the dremel tool hanging, waiting.
design roughed out,waiting for paint.
Llama has been supervising the painting.
Painting away. Pretty much all I use are basic acrylics. Haven't gotten ambitious enough to mix my own pigments yet.
Yes, I'm straining...
In my defense, that's about 50lbs of rock.
The two stones beside the monitor are not carved by me.
They are awards scrolls, carved by Mistress Randall and Mistress Cama. We love them. I hope to be able to do stone that good when I grow up.
Picture stone in its natural environment.
A little baby runebeast I did. I put him in the rock garden by the door. The neighbor kids promptly stole him.
Basic carving done. Design by Laura Schappert. (Eithne o'Nordenhall)
Basic carving done.
First bit of painting.
Basic painting done. Need to touch up and then seal it.
Half of the stone for Gunvar and Tiberius' wedding present. Used a combination of Valsgarde helm and lovers plaques for the inspiration.
Other half... I was going for kind of a Trajan's Column meets the Valsgarde helm plaques kind of look here.
Primary carving on the stone for Gunvar and Tiberius.
Hearth and home
Heart and holdings
Tried something new, and sealed it with linseed oil.
Thor's hammer stone.
Showing actual size...
Newest stone carving done.
New stone to carve. I almost sank my kayak getting this home. :)
Ealdormere populace badge on slate.
Better representation of actual appearance (without flash)
Concept of depth...
Headstone for our family dog.
Beginning of a stone to celebrate Sir Stephen's 20th year of knighthood.
Same, with flash. Still looks pretty rough...
Working on a new stone at Fall Frolic.
Also shows off my sweet Skoldam hood...
First round of carving/painting done.
Design for a commission.
Finished stone for Sir Stephen
Decided to try and make a Celtic cross...
Basic design roughed out. First time trying an actual 3 dimensional shaping...
Progress pic... smoothed out, and first stock removal of area in circle done.
Carving in progress...
Though this is an entirely mundane commission, I am in garb...
None of these actually show how deep the letters are.
Latest stone in progress...
This is the stone that tried to kill me...
Text sketched out on the backside of the stone. Anglo-Saxon runes saying Wyrd bið ful aræd on one side, Thæs oferede, thæs ist swa mæg on the other.
Text carving started...
Wyrd bið ful aræd carved...
New project transferred on.
"Celtic" horse for Mistress Ellen on white marble.
Layout for a headstone, for my nephew.
After carving, first scrubdown.
Right after pressure washing.
Finished, almost dry, ready to go to the cemetery.
Layout for a headstone. First one I did for a person.
Headstone set in place.
Headstone in April, after it's first winter.