Cairn at the Countryside Museum in Hawes
Just wanted to share with you a little cairn that was built at the Countryside Museum in Hawes, where I ran my stone carving workshop at the weekend. I have run a similar course for the last few years, around this time of year, and one of the groups of youngsters made pieces based directly on items which had inspired them in an exhibition about the countryside staged by the museum.
Hoe carved in sandstone
Scythe carved in sandstone, with lichens patinating nicely
We built all the pieces into a dry stone wall cairn at the entrance, which later the volunteers at the museum moved and fixed permanently close to where the stone carving workshops are held. It looks wonderful and beginining to mellow and weather.
Wild Flower meadow
Wild Flower Meadow with Butterflies
Swallows and butterflies in the sky above - carved in sandstone
Leaf design carved in limestone