Wood carving

This is my first time on a wood carving course. I am being taught by Malcolm Martin, he and his partner are pass masters, what a joy to be taught by such a talented man.

This is my first proper attempt, about an hour in, lots more very tricky cutting to do. I have made a rod for my own back as the whole piece is only the size of a postcard, wish I had made it larger. 

 
  

Inspired by my father’s isometric drawing

I kept think about of the shapes in the drawing so I made a 3D version of a small section. It will be a brooch, I couldn’t decide whether it should be highly polished or brushed matte finish. Here it is sitting on my workbench, still in the making. It measures about 4.5cm, made from silver sheet.