Category Archives: Slate

To love a stone

Hi Everyone, here’s my offering for today. It is inspired by one of the most beautiful books ever written, “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. For anyone who hasn’t read the book, I can highly recommend it. Basically, it tells (without giving too much … Continue reading

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Bonding

Hi, This piece of hand-carved slate was given to my son when he was expecting his first child. I made a second for a friend in similar circumstances. It is called simply “Mother and Child”. It’s good to think that the work … Continue reading

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Away with the Fairies

Hi, Today I am giving you flowers to say thank you for all the support and great feedback. The inspiration for these primroses came from the gorgeous Irish Countryside. Masses grow  in fields, woodlands and along  side of  lanes every springtime. Primroses are … Continue reading

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Celtic Solstice

Hi, today I am posting one of my earlier works and was created by the layering of two slates to achieve this effect. I believe it is the perfect piece for today as it coincides with the last installment of St. Anger … Continue reading

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Love’s Far Horizon

Hi, The weather is beautiful here today with a bit of a breeze to take the edge off the heat. Today’s piece is a hand carved Blue Bagor slate on mirror called “Hope”. It is of a young woman on … Continue reading

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Hi, Today’s slate is called “Harvest”, basically the concept is gratitude, thanks and praise for reaped blessings. I remember at one craft fair, a woman told me that my hands must have been blessed by the angels to be able … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at you – Mirror Image

Hi, hope you like today’s piece. I’ve always liked tribal art and these fella’s were irresistible! I’m keeping today’s blog short as am writing a piece about chronic pain for tomorrow.

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Too Hot for Pants!

Hi, this piece is perfect for today where the sun continues to split the rocks here in Ireland. It’s called “Skyclad” meaning to wear nothing but the sky. Celts fought in battle naked, bodies painted blue with woad and lime … Continue reading

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Moonstuck

Hi, today I’m introducing  the “Faery Goddess ” The piece itself was really a labour of love because of all the detail involved. The design is taken from a Linda Ravenscroft watercolour, and the slate inspired by living in the … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground

Hi Everyone, today’s offering is a carved and engraved slate with mirror background. I’ve always been a fan of comics, 2000 AD and the like.  I have attempted to create the clean lines of the black and white graphics which … Continue reading

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