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.