Wednesday, 8 August 2012

More on Hawes

 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


  1. Replies
    1. Thankyou - I will pass on your appreciation!

  2. I just think that the inclusion of kids' work in this structure is so beautiful and meaningful. I'd love to come and take a class!
    best, nadia

    1. Thankyou, they are all so proud of it, and to see their work included. To begin with they each wanted to take their work home and some were a little upset, but now love to come back and see it and show everyone what they achieved.


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