Wood carver Nick Hunter has a workshop in Sheffield, England. Most of the day to day work he undertakes is traditional decorative carving on furniture and architecture as well as hand-cut lettering. His work can be seen in some of our grandest stately homes including Chatsworth House and he is highly regarded in his field.
Nick is appearing on Postcard Cafe to celebrate the opening of his first ever online shop! In the past he has made many beautiful carvings of his own creation and also taken on commissions as one-off pieces. This is the first time he has offered the opportunity to buy small affordable carvings on-line.
I have known Nick for over 10 years. Yesterday I visited his studio to see the bird carvings, available through his on-line shop. As always I was bowled over by the beauty and quality of his work. Nick invests a great deal of love and care in his carvings and it shines through in everything he makes. The small birds are no exception. Each is individually carved and painted by hand. Variations in the carving and painting give every bird its own character and charm. They are mounted on small plinths which have an authenticating “hallmark”. Nick is happy to add personalised words to the plinth of your chosen bird. Details are on his online shop (see below for links).
In Nicks own words – “Everything on sale is hand-made and hand-painted and each carving is cared about as if it was being done for someone I know. I don’t carve actual limited editions, but they are limited in the sense that I won’t churn them out, for my own sake, as well as yours.”
Nick knows how much I love what he does but he may be a bit embarrassed about the level of my enthusiasm. As is my way though I just want people to enjoy his beautiful creations. Adding an entry on Postcard Cafe is one way to shout about his work. The photographs of his birds are good – to see them up close is a real treat.
Nicks work has warmth and a beauty that can only be properly experienced when held and seen in person. I’ll refrain from using too many superlatives. However, once you have seen these you will want one for yourself… Yes, they are that good!
Visit and follow Nick at his WordPress blog HERE
Please click through to Nicks online shop HERE or click the image below
Images used with permission.