Finials for St. Eusebius's Church


We're currently carving parts of pinnacles by the cartload. They are all destined for St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands). Below are some pictures of work I've made this far. In the picture above you can see a number of blocks ready for transport: successively, an old tuffstone block, a block of red sandstone from my hand, one by Stide and one by Jelle, and finally …Read the whole article…

Ornaments for Utrecht's Domkerk and St John's Cathedral 2

Finial

As you may perhaps remember: I last year I carved ornaments a few times and even made some stonemasonry work for St. John's Cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch.

The blog posts can be found under the following headings: Stonemasonry work and ornaments for St. John's Cathedral, Finally another update! and Ornamental work for the Utrecht Dom Church and St. John's.

I recently got a new batch of ornamental work in the yard again, including another identical finial block for the same buttress finial of St. John's Cathedral. The first block I carved in its entirety myself, including the stonemasonry parts. The second block was pre-processed by …Read the whole article…

Finally another update!

Storm before the silence

After my last post on this blog, it has remained silent for far too long here. But not because I haven't done anything! On the contrary, it's been way too busy to report it all.

Gallery -click on a photo to see it larger-

So I've been working on the carving of another coat-of-arms in Bentheimer sandstone. The design was almost the same as the previous one, but this one would would be suspended from a wall. Therefore, it was carried out lighter, without an edge to the relief and with a thinner base of 3 cms thick.

Flying Buttress Figurines

Then I went back to work on …Read the whole article…

Year review of 2016

Als er één jaar goed gevuld was met beeldhouwwerk, dan was het 2016 wel. Het is haast teveel om even in een jaaroverzicht op te sommen. Het begon al in januari, met het herstelwerk aan twee kleine zandstenen beeldjes die helemaal in stukken lagen. Time for an annual review of 2016.

Putti uit Noord-Holland

twee gebroken putti van Bentheimer zandsteen

Putto met korenaren. Part of sandstone two puttiIn januari heb ik twee gebroken Putti gerepareerd. Lees hier deel 1 over het inventariseren en deel twee over …Read the whole article…

Pinnacle for a flying buttress of St. Cunera's tower

Ornaments Cunera tower Rhenen1

the lower block of the pinnacle

Currently, St. Cunera's tower in Rhenen, the Netherlands, is being restored. Most of the old tuffstone blocks are being replaced with new Muschelkalk limestone. I carved a number of ornaments on some profiled blocks, for (and in cooperation with) my colleague Jan Tolboom. …Read the whole article…