Eric is one of our students who returns again and again on one course in particular. He typifies what such things as go on at Higham can do to enhance life and we wanted to share this with you. We believe such things can only give us all encouragement to continue on our journey through life successfully by pursuing interesting things that can, in some cases, result in astounding achievements.
Over the last few times Eric has visited Higham for Sharon Littley’s CREATIVE AND RELIEF WOODCARVING, we have been able to witness a remarkable piece of work develop. This has been in stages, and involves NINE separate layers which have been invisibly connected to make a huge piece called THE FESTOON.
- The carving is in limewood in the style of Grinlin Gibbons and is composed of nine separate layers assembled with invisible fixings.
- There is no surface finish applied, true to Grinlin Gibbons’ style.
- It took eighteen months of my spare time to complete.
- The mounting board is made from Iroko and is waxed only.
His carving covers variety of techniques including
Some more of Eric’s creations are pictured below. Our thanks to Eric and his talented granddaughter for providing the pictures and the information. We are proud to share these.