latest news from Peter Boex
The Melingey sculpture is finished. It has been bolted to its concrete base with stainless steel brackets and given a coat of protective Tung oil. The minimal landscaping has been done and brought together with the rough carved stools. The cold winter of 2010 into2011 has been challenging and there has been much googling of weather charts and then gabbing the days that have fine so i am not unhappy to be working back in the workshop!
The Melingey Monument is the latest piece in progress. A trunk of oak 2.5 m is being made into an organic form, representing the growth of the vegetation in this Cornish valley and the celebration of a wonderfull woodland garden.
Welcome to the news page.The sculpture hut has a last been finished and was opened during our recent open week.
I have done an unusually large amount of church carving this summer. Two pew ends for St Austell Parish Church in conjunction with Richard Winfrey's team and managed by David Scott. Followed by two bosses for Truro Cathedral, the commemorative boss for Bishop Branscombe, 750 years since the consecration and a celebration boss for Miss Hyatt. The designs were done by Margaret Davies.
New carved pew ends for St.Austell Parish Church. This summer's major project was the carving of these pew ends which was done in conjunction with the Richard Winfrey joinery team. I was responsible for carving the ends after the joiners had made up the pew [ no pressure then ] . I have to say it's the hardest job i have ever done but it was a great adventure and as they said at school "character building"!
The new boss for Truro cathedral. This boss has been recently finished to celebrate the life and work of Miss Hyatt and is soon to be installed in St Mary chapel.
The Bishop Branscombe boss is 40x40cm and was commissioned to commemorate 750 years since the consecration of St Mary's Church which is now a chaple in the Cathedral.
It was carved in Lime with an Oak backing.
The guilding was done with a gold paste
The Macmillan Christmas fair was a great success. Yvonne and I had a small stand, we met some long standing customers and friends and made some new contacts. The donation of the 'swimming otter ' casting helped to raise over £1000, for the annual fair.Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket.