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September8th

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Joe Hemming carves  incised and relief images and lettering in stone, slate and wood,  and plays the violin in a string  swing band.

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Home, recycled architectural elements

He was brought up in Constantine near Falmouth, and has been carving now for about twenty five years. He can carve you a churchyard headstone, a fireplace, a line of commemorative lettering or some other architectural ornament for a house or garden.

He is largely self taught. Lettering and low reliefs are his forte. Most of his commissions come by word of mouth.

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This year his major job was to carve four slate panels in deep relief, a commission from the Rous family for a new public  ‘Jubilee’ fountain in their estate village of Clovelly in Devon (see later).

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main workshop

Next to his workshops across the fields near St. Buryan, there is a living cabin for summer use and another bed-sitting hut for guests.

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workshop yard

workshop yard

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the Clovelly public fountain panels, two of a set of four, made and installed in 2013

the Clovelly public fountain panels, two of a set of four, made and installed in 2013

Clovelly relief panels

Clovelly slate relief panels

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Main workshop,

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Main workshop, panel three in preparation

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all images copyright bibleofbritishtaste.com/ joe hemming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Comments

  • Comment by Mary Jane Glass — 17 September, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Your blog is charming and witty. It makes me very homesick for the years I lived in London among the inimitable English!

  • Comment by binky — 27 May, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    Amazing space and magical carving. My dream shed.

  • Comment by Luke Batchelor — 1 June, 2015 @ 8:14 pm

    Lovely work! I especially like your Clovelly slate relief panels. Keep up the good work!

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