These are what have been taking up my time for a bit longer than they should have been recently. You see a 'before' photo, as on Monday I will be colouring them to match in with the wall and blend in with the surroundings, not stand out and glare as they do now.
I quite like turning stone on my lathe, but I do not like the dust I get covered with from head to foot. The design of these urn finials mean that 50% of the material is reduced to a very fine dust. That is a lot of dust. At weekends it is wonderful to wear clean clothes.
I have many more things to make and acquire which will improve what is an already beautiful garden, and I am very lucky to have been given the opportunity to work on my absolute favourite house in the area. I fell in love with this place when I worked here before many years ago, but almost everything I did for it then has gone (it's a long story) so I now have what amounts to a clean slate for the future. That is quite a responsibility, but after all these years I am more than capable of suggesting things which will suit perfectly and I am not about to inflict any incongruity on somewhere I love so much.