Green Man Newel Post

Green Man Newel Post

February 11, 2014

Me with a Green Man newel post that I was commissioned by a client to carve and install. Carved in Oak and had several coats of Danish oil applied to give it a nice natural lustre.

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Ted Lumper

February 11, 2014

This is Ted, a character I created who eats golf balls and lives in the undergrowth of Mullingar Golf Course!. Carved from Lime.

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.

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Oak Leaf Study

February 10, 2014

Oak leaf and acorns carved in Elm.

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Small Moon Gazing Hare

February 10, 2014

Hare being worked on – nearly finished! Carved in Lime.

Green Man

Green Man

January 29, 2014

Carved as an interior wall piece. This was the miniature for the Green Man of Uisneach and carved in Lime.

Spirit Pole

Spirit Pole

January 29, 2014

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

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Odd Spirits

January 29, 2014

A selection of Odd Spirits to hang on your wall. From the left: Puritan, Hippy Dippy and Clint – all carved from Lime.

Mad Feckers

Mad Feckers

January 29, 2014

Carved and stained with dark waxes. My imagination running riot!

Oak Spirit

Oak Spirit

January 29, 2014

Oak panel carved for a client who wanted the elements of the Oak tree to appear with the spirit.

Log Rough Out

Log Rough Out

January 29, 2014

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

Salmon of Knowledge

Salmon of Knowledge

January 29, 2014

The mythical salmon who lived in the River Boyne. Carved in Lime and mounted on an Oak panel.

Lugh

Lugh

January 29, 2014

A lovely picture showing how wood patinates to a silver colour after a few years of exposure to the elements.

Image ©Copyright John Dix

Wise Wood Spirit

Wise Wood Spirit

January 29, 2014

Carved in Elm and looking slightly melancholy!

The Reaper

The Reaper

January 29, 2014

Had this idea in my head for a long time – a Lime mask set into a Bog Oak root.

Pheasant Walking Stick

Pheasant Stick

January 29, 2014

A stick for a hunting gentleman commissioned as a present I believe and was carved from a nice piece of curved Blackthorn grafted onto a Hazel shank.

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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.

Cone head Santas

Cone head Santas

January 28, 2014

Carved and painted by me and only come out for sale once a year!

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Painted Indian

January 28, 2014

Indian chief carved from Lime and hand finished with oil paints.

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.

Boru

Boru

January 27, 2014

The King of Thomond! Brian Boru who lived from 941 – 1014 carved in Lime and framed in Bog Oak.

Lugh minature

Lugh minature

January 27, 2014

Another carving of Lugh in Lime set into an undulating Bog Oak base. His head band is also from Bog Oak.

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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.