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Colin Hamilton  // Posts published by Colin Hamilton

24 Jul Posted by in For Sale, Portfolio, Sculpture | Comments Off on The Offering

The Offering

The Offering

A new collaborative piece with Lenka Suchanek, Way Of Lace~ “The Offering”. Lenka designs and creates images using metal wire, an ancient craft of lace work. In the Mandala, the energy radiates from the centre, which represent depths of the earth (stones and crystals) and the ocean (bamboo coral and shell). Three colours of water […]

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24 Jul Posted by in Garden Structures, Portfolio | Comments Off on Rose Trellis

Rose Trellis

Rose Trellis

A free standing trellis for a climbing rose made from reclaimed, hand split red cedar.  This trellis has been installed using a metal saddle imbedded into concrete to keep the supporting post dry throughout the winter.

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13 Jul Posted by in Garden Gates, Gates, Portfolio | Comments Off on Magic Lake Gate

Magic Lake Gate

Magic Lake Gate

This is a new hand split gate for a client who had some fencing built a few years ago, and wanted to upgrade the old gate to one which would match the style of fence.  Made from reclaimed red cedar and constructed with mortise and tenon joinery, this gate has been left without a finish, […]

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12 Jul Posted by in For Sale, Portfolio, Sculpture | Comments Off on Laughing Tree Cedar Sculpture

Laughing Tree Cedar Sculpture

Laughing Tree Cedar Sculpture

For Sale~ This red cedar sculpture of a tree ended up having a smiling face on one side!  A result of the relatively unplanned carving process, the Laughing Tree came to life towards the end of the shaping of the boughs due to a small soft area that needed to be removed.  The base of […]

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12 Jul Posted by in For Sale, Portfolio, Sculpture | Comments Off on Fire Dance II

Fire Dance II

Fire Dance II

For sale~ A free form sculpture made from salvaged red cedar and finished with a natural oil finish.  Curves and twists have a muscle-like quality and the glow of the oranges and reds with deeper shades of dark brown evoke a fiery feel.  $450.

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29 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

This winter I had the opportunity to build a very unique fencing project on Pender Island.  A new client had planted a bamboo grove on their forest property but was having issues with the deer eating the young bamboo (which they normally do not eat) so called me to talk about fencing the grove.  We […]

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29 May Posted by in Portfolio, Signs | Comments Off on Paw Print Sign

Paw Print Sign

Paw Print Sign

A custom address sign for clients who love their animals~ a cat and a dog that are good friends find their way together across the face of this hand split cedar sign.  Reclaimed red cedar, hand split and sealed with a natural cedar finish.

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29 May Posted by in Other cool stuff!, Picture Frames, Portfolio | Comments Off on Four red cedar frames

Four red cedar frames

Four red cedar frames

Local artist Celine Wilde had four red cedar frames made for her collection of enchanting portraits!  Read more to see the other paintings…

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10 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on FESTOOL

FESTOOL

FESTOOL

This blog is about some of the electric tools that I use (I do most of my work with hand tools).  I discovered the Festool brand from Germany many years ago through Lee Valley, Canada’s largest supplier of Festool products.  Festool is a very good brand with high standards and well designed tools.  They also […]

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03 May Posted by in Other cool stuff!, Picture Frames, Portfolio | Comments Off on Fairy King Frame

Fairy King Frame

Fairy King Frame

This painting was done by a neighbour, Celine Wilde, after she saw the Fairy King Throne.  She wanted a frame to go with it, and after that we decided that we needed to buy it from her!  Thanks Celine!

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