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10 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Ascension Sign

Ascension Sign

Ascension Sign

Ascension sign- Here is a sign I recently carved for a new business, Ascension Room, a space providing Holistic Health and Wellness for community members and visitors on Pender Island, BC.  The sign is a replication of the business logo- a leafy stem gently bending to create a ying yang design in a circular space.  The […]

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18 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Georgia Wynd Address sign

Georgia Wynd Address sign

Georgia Wynd Address sign

  This address sign turned out very nicely with the curves leading into each other from the posts through the cap.  It is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar I salvaged from local beaches and then split by hand.  When you split red cedar it follows the grain so any curve that naturally […]

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26 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on K&N Bench

K&N Bench

K&N Bench

This hand split cedar bench was designed to be a little more reclining for the relaxing enjoyment of the owners while they look out over the ocean view.  They also asked me to carve their initials into the back of the bench (like lovers would do…) and this personalizes it very nicely.  For this bench […]

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10 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Recently, I was asked to help prepare for a greenhouse that is going to be added to this garden where I have done other stone work and building projects over many years (see my last blog entry update on the older stone walls and shed in the same garden).  The greenhouse sits on this level […]

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03 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Drystack Garden Wall

Drystack Garden Wall

Drystack Garden Wall

Revisiting a garden in which I have worked over the years is always rewarding.  Stone steps are gradually welcomed by creeping plants and the fronds of nearby bushes.  Crevices in garden walls become homes for trailing succulents and tucked ornaments.  Vines utilize posts and screens as support, and in return, shower shade and flowers over […]

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24 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer.  She works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals to create unique pieces that are […]

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17 Jul Posted by in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on New Cedar Sculptures

New Cedar Sculptures

New Cedar Sculptures

Colin has been busy making new cedar sculptures for Art Off the Fence, an annual art show on Pender Island July 18 & 19~  All sculptures are made from reclaimed cedar driftwood and stained using a natural oil blend ready for indoor and outdoor settings.  Details for each sculpture can be found in the sculpture […]

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07 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Whiskey Point sign

Whiskey Point sign

Whiskey Point sign

This address sign was custom made for some clients on Vancouver Island.  The Whiskey Point sign is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar that I have salvaged from local driftwood, and was constructed using traditional mortise and tenon joinery with hand split cedar wood.   The central area for the address was sanded smooth […]

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04 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Fleming Fence Project

Fleming Fence Project

Fleming Fence Project

Over the winter this year I built a nice custom fence for my neighbours parents here on Pender Island.  The Fleming fence project consists of a 100 foot long custom hand split red cedar fence, with 2 four post arbours and gates in the fence, and a 2 post arbour with a gate as a […]

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28 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Stool

Cedar Stool

Cedar Stool

This cedar stool was a fun project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They had approached me wanting a cedar stool to use in the shower and this is what we came up with.  The stool is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar driftwood that I salvaged from local beaches.  It […]

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