Stone and lottery prize for the War Memorial.

September 20, 2019 – 8:49

After a successful trip to the quarry, I chose this piece.

As you can see from the first photograph, there was plenty to choose from, but they had to meet the correct criteria.

8 feet x 4 feet for starters, with no apparent flaws, interesting colors and, of course, good die-cutting surfaces.

The second photo shows the surface on which I will carve the names and soldiers of the First World War, she has an uneven and slightly rough natural face, and although this makes it more difficult to cut, for me it symbolizes the harshness of World War I.

The following photo, I hope, will give you an idea of ​​the natural color of the stone.

The third photograph shows the other side, it was much more uneven, and since the stone had to be cut to the desired thickness, it was the side that was cut off.

We hope that this cutting surface is a good idea of ​​the Second World War, there are traces of saws and scuffs, where the stone was cut to the right size and moved. I hope this symbolizes a more mechanized and slightly more modern war of World War II.

This last picture is a carving that I made on a piece of Mitcheld sandstone. I tried to carve a good image of the Royal Gloucester Regimental Badge.

The icon has a diameter of 5.5 inches and a piece of stone is 12 x 8.5 inches at its widest point.

We were not able to use the Quarry in the wild in Mitchelday, as it was mothballed about 9 years ago. Fortunately, I still have a piece from the warehouse that I bought several years ago when I used it to use this quarry. A piece of sandstone is rather rough and very hard, so getting the exact details was very difficult, I hope you enjoy what I did.

Draw of tickets for 1 pound each and they can be bought from me in my studio. You can see the carvings here until October 5th, and then it will go to Mitcheldin. Other prizes will be offered, if you think you want to donate a prize, contact the clerk's contact details. below.

The draw will take place on October 19 at the fundraising event in Curry and the Blues in Mitchelld. Tickets for this cost £ 12.50. There will be a local brewery selling beer, great food and music. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please contact the city clerk; [email protected] or call 01594 544723.


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