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Colin Hamilton

From the Woods- A collaborative art show
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Colin’s sculptures and furniture were once again shown at Pender’s local winery, Sea Star Vineyards, alongside four other Pender artists.  The June 23-25th show titled ‘From the Woods’ featured paintings by…

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Sculpting with Amber Briglio Photography
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Sculpting Fire Dance II with a local photographer~ I had a great time this past spring working with a photographer who was interested in following the start to finish process…

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The Offering
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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…

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Rose Trellis
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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…

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Magic Lake Gate
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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…

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Laughing Tree Cedar Sculpture
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SOLD~ 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…

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Fire Dance II
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SOLD~ 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…

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Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project
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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…

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Paw Print Sign
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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…

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Four red cedar frames
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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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FESTOOL
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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…

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Fairy King Frame
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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…

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Hand Forged Cane Bolt
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This hand forged cane bolt made by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks is for a double pedestrian gate, keeping one gate securely closed unless the extra space is needed for…

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Hand Forged Gate Hinges
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    These hand forged gate hinges were made by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks.  A set of four fits the two saloon style pedestrian gates of this project.  

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Hand Forged Sprung Latch
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This sprung latch was hand forged by Justin Urbantas of Meska Ironworks, following the design of all my custom sprung latches.    

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