Wood sculpture donated to Little Harbour Children’s Hospice SW
Being far more accustomed to seeing metal structures of all shapes and sizes at Wheal Jane, the appearance of this striking wood sculpture was an interesting distraction. The sculpture was the highlight of a day of woodturning and wood sculpture demonstrations by the Cornwall Association of Woodturners (CAW) hosted at Wheal Jane. The sculpture was created by a professional chainsaw carver, Stuart Eccleston, from Gloucester who was a guest of the CAW on the day. The sculpture is in the form of a chair with a giant oak leaf back and an acorn beneath for the seat. The sculpture was created from a 2.4 metre tall sweet chestnut tree trunk purchased by the Woodturners from Camborne. After a few days at Wheal Jane the sculpture was transported to the Children’s Hospice Centre at Little Harbour near St Austell to whom it was donated by the Cornwall Association of Woodturners and where it now resides in the children’s play garden.
26th January 2015