Wood Carving

From Little Acorns

July 16, 2017

From Little Acorns in Cedar and Oak. Father Flanagan Memorial Garden, Ballymoe, Co Roscommon.

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Neptune

July 16, 2017

Demo carving for National Forestry Show.

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St Thomas the Apostle

July 16, 2017

St Thomas the Apostle in Cedar. Rosemount Church, Co. Westmeath.

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The Druid and the Apprentice

July 16, 2017

Ash onsite carving. Private residence Dublin.

Fairy Houses

Fairy Village

July 16, 2017

Fairy Village in Ash. Carved on site in Ballinahown, Co Westmeath.

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The Friendly Wizard

July 16, 2017

The Friendly Wizard. Private commission. Carved on site.

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The Baron of Balrothery

July 16, 2017

The Baron of Balrothery in Beech. Carved on site at Balrothery, Co. Dublin.

The Hare, the Fox and the Owl

The Hare, The Fox and The Owl

September 18, 2016

The Hare, The Fox and The Owl in Ash

Salmon of Knowledge

Salmon of Knowledge

September 18, 2016

Salmon of Knowledge in Sycamore

Mohawk Carving

Mohawk Girl

September 18, 2016

Mohawk Girl carved in Cedar with paint and accessories applied

Mythological characters

Cedar mythological carvings

September 18, 2016

Three mythological characters carved in Cedar

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Owl seat

September 18, 2016

Owl pod seat in Spanish Chestnut

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Eagle

September 18, 2016

American Bald Headed Eagle carved in Cedar with paint applied

Barn Owl

Owls

September 18, 2016

A selection of Cedar owls with some colour applied.

The Young Scholar at Colaiste Mhuire Mullingar

The Young Scholar

May 2, 2016

The Young Scholar carved in Sequia (Californian Redwood)

The Morrigan

Ploughing Championships 2015

May 2, 2016

Carving for Husqvarna at Ploughing Championships 2015

Mullingar

Mullingar Town Park Carving

May 2, 2016

The Norse & The Gael

Totem Pole

Dublin Zoo Totems

May 2, 2016

Haida Totems for Sea Lion Cove, Dublin Zoo

Bird wood carving

Golden Eagle in Flight

January 12, 2015

Eagle in flight carved in Cedar.

Fun wood carving

Caricature Carving

January 12, 2015

Having a bit of fun! Carved in Cedar.

Wood Carving Salmon Fish

The Salmon of Knowledge

January 12, 2015

Carved in Cedar.

Log Carving

The Green Man of Sylvan Park

January 12, 2015

Beech wood stump carved on site in to a huge Green Man with descriptive lettering.

The Wizard

The Wizard

February 11, 2014

9’ tall wizard carved from a Monterey Pine log, carved during the 2013 National Ploughing Championships as part of the Husqvarna arena.

The Legacy Flame

The Legacy Flame

February 11, 2014

This 8’ Lawson Cypress log carving was commissioned by the National Animal Rescue Centre for their Memorial/Legacy Garden in Co Longford

Spirit of Nature

Spirit of Nature

February 11, 2014

This was a fork from a lovely old Ash tree which was unfortunately diseased and had to be felled. We salvaged this section of the tree and sited it in a shady spot. The idea of the design is to depict the “Nature Spirit” that runs through all of nature. Included in the design are an owl, squirrel, horse, dog, cat and some oak and ash leaves.

Kona Signage

Kona Signage

February 11, 2014

This log sign was commissioned for a client to display the Kona bicycle brand name in an imposing and physical way. It was carved from an 8’ Lime log.

Danu the Mother

Danu the Mother and the Watcher

February 11, 2014

This sculpture is of Danu, the Mother Goddess and was carved from Horse Chestnut. It was commissioned by Caravantasia in Tipperary as a point of interest for their campsite.

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Maoi Heads

February 10, 2014

Two Macracarpa Cedar Maoi heads being roughed out for the Greencrafts field at Electric Picnic 2012.

Spirit Pole

Spirit Pole

January 29, 2014

A nice piece of Lawson Cypress that will hold several Tree Spirits when completed.

Log Rough Out

Log Rough Out

January 29, 2014

Ash log being prepared for work. It eventually became Amergin the Druid.

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The Rings in the Wood

January 28, 2014

The Sons of Tuireann carving process, directed by film maker John Shiel

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The Oak King

January 28, 2014

This Oak log became the Oak King and was carved for Belvedere House and Gardens, Co. Westmeath in 2010.

Sons of Tuireann

Sons of Tuireann

January 28, 2014

These Lime logs were carved to become the three brothers Brian, Iuchar and Iucharba. The documentary in the “About Richie” section tells the story of their creation.

Wizard

Wizard and Me

January 28, 2014

Me with the Wizard having just been completed. Thanks to Husqvarna for the lovely work clothes!

Lugh of the Sun

Lugh of the Sun

January 27, 2014

This is Lugh, one of the legendary leaders of the Tuatha de Danann. It was carved from Ash and lives on the Hill of Uisneach, Co Westmeath.

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Amergin the Druid

January 27, 2014

The finished sculpture of Amergin just having been sealed with oil.

Green Man of Uisneach

Green Man of Uisneach

January 12, 2014

The biggest Green Man I have ever carved! Carved for the Festival of the Fires 2012 from an Ash log with some nice Celtic knotwork and incised uncial lettering.

Image ©Copyright John Dix

Richie Clarke - Easter Island Head

Easter Island Maoi Head

January 12, 2014

A nice piece of Beech log carved for a client approx. 3’ high.