Archive for January, 2011

Charlotte Chapel lectern

January 18, 2011

This Bicentenary lectern was designed and made by the cabinet maker Chris Holmes (see blog roll) in brown oak, for the Charlotte Chapel, Rose St, Edinburgh.


For the Christian Fellowship of Healing, Edinburgh

January 2, 2011

main sign in oak; hanging sign in elm

for Marchmont St Giles, Edinburgh

January 2, 2011

2 of 3 panels forming an overdoor panel above the door to the church hall from the church

Carved in tiger oak and photographed with the morning light coming through red stained glass.

Two out of ten room names for the church hall, carved in brown oak

exploring music

January 1, 2011

In the first piece, carved in Scottish cherry, the first letter of each word, painted in gold, follows the melody.  Silent letters are uncoloured.
If anyone knows the current whereabouts of this piece, its owner would love to be reunited. It disappeared during a house move.

In the second piece, using the same song, I have included the music where the length of notes is represented by the size of the square and all four parts are shown in two different greens.

Gallery 2

January 1, 2011

elm anticyclones, tight grain in deepening lows, occluded meetings

A poem by Ian Stephen, published in Atoms of Delight,  by Pocketbooks.


January 1, 2011

This is a burr elm table that I made for an exhibition in Edinburgh which originally had some 10mm glass in the top. I designed the Ian Stephen poem Table (from the book Atoms of Delight, published by Pocketbooks) on four square pieces of extraordinary elm – very dense and much more interesting to carve than normal elm – which could be placed in the table as a sort of puzzle.     More recently I have mounted them on perspex. The poem was written in response to Ian commissioning another elm table and his perception of the grain, from his viewpoint as a sailor.

elm anticyclones, tight grain in deepening lows, occluded meetings