"Migrating House Martins is made up of stone castings from carved-wood masters. It will live outside on a stand and it remains to be seen how it survives in those conditions".
Jim Flinn Ringed Plover
A Ringed Plover was the first bird I attempted to carve when I joined the SWC. I made several attempts but never completed one. One of the last attempts, about 6 years ago ended up in the scrap bin. During lockdown I dug it out intending to experiment with burning and texturing but actually ended up with a finished bird. Not the best bird I have carved and could have been a better paint job, but happy to have saved it from the fire.