Rachel often works with local timber to create her large-scale commission pieces. Most of it is roughed out using a chainsaw (don't worry - she is a licenced user). She also works with mosaics.
This commission for 8 nature-themed waymarkers reflects the wildlife
found on the walk through the woods down to the sea in Southbourne,
Dorset. They were carved from locally sourced oak.
Rachel chainsaw carved the throne and two benches from the
giant walnut tree that was felled on the school grounds.
This commission for a sunflower mosaic was sited on the wall
above the pond in the school's nature garden.
These 5 carved nature markers relects the flora and fauna
found in the school's wildlife garden.
Rachel made these 2 rustic oak benches out of seasoned oak
for the school's wildlife garden.
The Living Classroom
This is the carved oak sign for the Dorset Coppice Group's Living Classroom in Bonsley Wood.
Rachel was commissioned by Dorset County Council to carve
three animals representing the wildlife found in the area.
Red cedar trees were cut to working height and the work was
done in situ.