David Williams

David Williams (@david_williams_stonework)

Stone carver and photographer based in Bampton, Oxfordshire.

1026 posts      472 followings      538 followers      26 tags

Stories

Highlights

Rough cut with an angle grinder, now just chipping off all the bits that don't look like a guinea pig. 
#guineapig #commission #limestone #sculpture

Rough cut with an angle grinder, now just chipping off all the bits that don't look like a guinea pig.  #guineapig  #commission  #limestone  #sculpture

Our idea of canoeing is mostly just snacking on the water. We do keep a tidy boat though. 
Canoodle's maiden voyage on the Thames. 
#kayak #inflatable #tunnocks #thames #canoodle #itiwitkayak #decathlon

Our idea of canoeing is mostly just snacking on the water. We do keep a tidy boat though. Canoodle's maiden voyage on the Thames.  #kayak  #inflatable  #tunnocks  #thames  #canoodle  #itiwitkayak  #decathlon

One of these little owls found a home yesterday, one more will do so today, leaving two awaiting adoption. 
#owls #serpentine #sculptor

One of these little owls found a home yesterday, one more will do so today, leaving two awaiting adoption.  #owls  #serpentine  #sculptor

No carving, I've been decorating.

No carving, I've been decorating.

Pendant shards of pale pink Indian soapstone with aluminium leaf (like silver but doesn't need cleaning) detailing.

Green soapstone leaf with 24ct gold detailing. 
Hang on a silver chain or on a length of leather or waxed cotton.

Pendant shards of pale pink Indian soapstone with aluminium leaf (like silver but doesn't need cleaning) detailing. Green soapstone leaf with 24ct gold detailing. Hang on a silver chain or on a length of leather or waxed cotton.

24ct gold and aluminium (better than silver) leafing some soapstone and alabaster shards, and a soapstone leaf, all destined for pendants or charms. 
#goldleaf #silverleaf #aluminium #soapstone #alabaster #leaf #charms #pendant #necklace #jewellery #sculptor

24ct gold and aluminium (better than silver) leafing some soapstone and alabaster shards, and a soapstone leaf, all destined for pendants or charms.  #goldleaf  #silverleaf  #aluminium  #soapstone  #alabaster  #leaf  #charms  #pendant  #necklace  #jewellery  #sculptor

Two final owl commissions in serpentine.

#owl #owls #serpentine #black #birds #sculpture

Two final owl commissions in serpentine.  #owl  #owls  #serpentine  #black  #birds  #sculpture

The column is a long way from finished but I couldn't resist having a first look at how this birdbath is doing. It's a big piece and I was worried I had outfaced myself for a while but it's well on the way now. 
Note the central atoll insisted on by the client - so the little birds can swim too!

#birdbath #ancaster #limestone #gardenart #sculpture #hardgraft

The column is a long way from finished but I couldn't resist having a first look at how this birdbath is doing. It's a big piece and I was worried I had outfaced myself for a while but it's well on the way now. Note the central atoll insisted on by the client - so the little birds can swim too!  #birdbath  #ancaster  #limestone  #gardenart  #sculpture  #hardgraft

Variety being the spice of life and all that, I've just carved a little life-affirming spiral in this bit of Cumbrian slate.

Variety being the spice of life and all that, I've just carved a little life-affirming spiral in this bit of Cumbrian slate.

Reminds me of the mountain in 'Close Encounters' or at least the mashed potato version of it. 
Progress (I've chopped off so much I can actually lift it unaided now). Stopping now to do something different as the vibrations and heat are getting to me. Hooray for the airtools (sorry @samebenn !) #birdbath #ancaster #limestone #gardenart #workinprogress #sculpture

Reminds me of the mountain in 'Close Encounters' or at least the mashed potato version of it. Progress (I've chopped off so much I can actually lift it unaided now). Stopping now to do something different as the vibrations and heat are getting to me. Hooray for the airtools (sorry @samebenn !)  #birdbath  #ancaster  #limestone  #gardenart  #workinprogress  #sculpture

2 little owls in serpentine. For commissions (another 2 or 3 to make still). The very little one may just be too little so I might just keep it. 
#owl #owls #littleowl #serpentine #sculpture #sculptor #handmade #artisan #stone #bird #birds #birdart

2 little owls in serpentine. For commissions (another 2 or 3 to make still). The very little one may just be too little so I might just keep it.  #owl  #owls  #littleowl  #serpentine  #sculpture  #sculptor  #handmade  #artisan  #stone  #bird  #birds  #birdart

I do like a bit of ropework. I was trained in a very old-fashioned sailing school and knowledge of splicing, whipping and other bits of fiddly ropework were expected. All going a bit out of fashion. These are backsplices in a bit of rope to be used as a curtain tieback.

I do like a bit of ropework. I was trained in a very old-fashioned sailing school and knowledge of splicing, whipping and other bits of fiddly ropework were expected. All going a bit out of fashion. These are backsplices in a bit of rope to be used as a curtain tieback.

Getting there...time for a rest and some light sanding of other pieces. 
#ancaster #limestone #birdbath #gardenart

Getting there...time for a rest and some light sanding of other pieces.  #ancaster  #limestone  #birdbath  #gardenart

Angle grinder making mean work of the big bits. Glad I don't have to take these off by hand. 
#ancaster #limestone #birdbath #gardenart

Angle grinder making mean work of the big bits. Glad I don't have to take these off by hand.  #ancaster  #limestone  #birdbath  #gardenart

Two little (one VERY little) owls on their way. I've also been working on a big birdbath but when my feeble arms get tired I turn to something small. Then when my old fingers get sore... #multitasking #sculpture #owl #serpentine

Two little (one VERY little) owls on their way. I've also been working on a big birdbath but when my feeble arms get tired I turn to something small. Then when my old fingers get sore...  #multitasking  #sculpture  #owl  #serpentine

©Instagimg | Best Instagram online viewer
About - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - FAQ
This site uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram. All Instagramâ„¢ logos and trademarks displayed on this applicatioin are property of Instagram.