Bog Oak Fruit Bowl with carved yew inlays
 
carved by Nansi Hemming
Feb/March 2002

    This bowl was shaped from a section of bog oak trunk ploughed up by a farmer in West Wales.  The yew inserts, from a tree felled in the hurricane, were steam bent to shape and then inserted in carved recesses. Finally the detail was carved into the yew using the finest gouges.  The design is developed from traditional Celtic and Classical forms.

    The piece was commissioned as a wedding present for Pierce and Cassie Brosnan.


Front insert glued in place


Fitting steam bent yew inserts


Corner detail

bog oak blank
Section of bog oak trunk


Bowl shaped with Arbortech and gouges 
before insertion of yew inlays


Carving the yew front panel.


Front panel detail in progress


Web page by Woodpecker

Nansi's catalogueansi's
catalogue of carvings.