Bath Stone, hand carved Hunky Punk, ‘Nigel’
A Hunky Punk is the Somerset name for a Grotesque
Bath Stone is a soft oolitic limestone and can be cut and carved using wood tools.
Make it in clay first.
From which it will emerge.
Using a saw, cut out the larger bits you don’t need.
Continue with the saw till the larger pieces are gone.
Time to start the detail
Slowly he emerges
Working on the wings.
Have to be careful now as the wings are quite thin.
Start carving the face and mark up for the feet
Lounging on his back ready for a pedicure.
Still wet from having the dust washed off and ready to to go.
Dried out and placed on a weathered dry stone wall