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Wood and stone carving, letter cutting, joinery, repair of Ecclesiastical woodwork and stone masonry.

Wood Carving

Luttrell - Hunt  Coat of Arms
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LUTTRELL
Hand carved from prime quarter sawn English Oak.
Measuring approx 250mm tall, 125mm wide, 50mm thick.
Fixed in the Luttrell Chapel Choir of St Georges Church, Dunster.

With kind permission of William Hunt


House Name Plaque
Carved from a slice of Ash taken from a fallen tree in the garden. Hand cut V- shaped lettering and in-painted with sign writers black enamel. 2'-6" long. 

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Hand cut letters into oak boards and gilded

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SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE - OAK STRAPWORK CRESTING
Laurence designed and carved this cresting and Brett Wright carried out the difficult task of the pierced work.

 
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SAM WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE STAGE  -  HAND CARVED OAK CORBEL BRACKETS

Designed by Laurence (Right: in situ with strap work panels carved by Henry Phillips)
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HAND CARVED  BENCH END IN LUSTLEIGH CHURCH, DEVON.  WILD FLOWERS, DOG ROSES, OAK LEAVES AND WILD BIRDS

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ASH BREADBOARDS WITH HAND CARVED LETTERS (Turned by Dave Regester)

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Lime Wood Wild Flowers

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Exeter Cathedral Organ Case Panels. Project managed by Hugh Harrison, design drawn by Architect Peter Ferguson and carved by Master Carver Laurence Beckford.

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6” Caricature oak carving

Oak Charicature

12" dia oak pendant drop carved from a solid turned oak ball 

Oak pendant drop

Memorial board carved in Oak

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 Top quality hand cut letters, note the crisp edges and the cleanliness of cut

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Painted V- Cut letters in oak name slips for a memorial board in Washington Cathedral USA

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Gilded V-Cut letters in to White American Oak for Washington Cathedral USA

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WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

These new carvings were carved in Oak, I first sculpted clay and plaster models using original photographic records to assure as close a copy as possible. The original carved elements had been stolen by vandals. It was for my experience of similar work that I was employed to reinstate these replacements.  This work was project managed by Hugh Harrison ( consultant ) and Cameron Stewart ( joiner )  The carvings are sited in the Choir and in the Lady Chapel.  

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pics 30 oct 001 - Copy  The Happy Beggar

 


Copy of stolen Font cover from Redland Church, Bristol  Gilded Limewood.  Joint project with Agim Shkreli.

Front Cover - Redland Church

 

 

Copy of Cherub

Cherub Copy

 

 

 A set of twelve different angels for Bath Abbey(before decoration)

The following images of the Bath Abbey Angels were reproduced in limewood from designs and models created by the sculptor Paul Fletcher.

Laurence at work

 Laurence carving the finishes touches to the limewood angle, note the plaster maquette to the left

 

Conducting Angel

Conducting Angel

Modelled upon Peter King, Director of Music at Bath Abbey - visit www.peterking.org 

 

As with all the Angel carvings the design and model for the conducting Angel was created by sculptor Paul Fletcher 

Piper Angel

Fiddler Angel

Plucking Angel

Pipes Angel

Drums Angel

 

 

 Mantle support Thorsby HallPlaster mantle support (one of a pair)

Foliated Spandrel Foliated spandrel panel in Oak

Grapevine OrnamentGrapevine running ornament in Oak

Carved BossCarved boss on rib sections

BossesBosses in position and gilded

Oak Tracery PanelOak Tracery Panel

Oak LinenfoldOak Linen Fold

Oak MisericordOak Misericord

Mahogany PlaqueInscribed Plaque Carved in Mahogany

Tree of LifeTree of Life' Carved in Oak

Linewood SpandrelsLimewood Spandrel Panels

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