Woodcarving, gilding, woodcut prints with watercolour
As a professional woodcarver and gilder I often work for churches, stately homes and palaces in London. But my love of the English countryside and nature, having grown up in Compton Dando and now living in High Littleton, has always influenced my personal artwork.
I produce hand-inked prints that are taken from carved blocks of suitable wood. Lime wood is the best carving wood having a tight grain but being fairly soft to carve (cuts will be more flowing without the use of a mallet). For a less detailed piece and with a more wood grainy effect, softer woods like pine can be used. Using watercolour paper I have the option of adding colour washes either before or after printing. Limited prints are available to buy.
Turned and hand carved pieces are created in a variety of different woods, with grain and figuring making each piece unique. Commissions considered.
You can contact Ashley via
Telephone: 07957 544491
Venue 12 - Ashley's Studio
4 Fairview New Road, High Littleton BS39 6JL
Parking: on street parking
Access: studio in back garden via steps and grass path.
Demonstration: Woodcarving. Gilding