Hands upon hands and so expressive.

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Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned hand carving, in favour of turning hands on a lathe moulding, pouring etc. A few years after died I returned to carving this time with Tony Webb and made a film for Youtube.


My father’s  on the left, mine on the right-  carved in Lime Wood


Lime hands
mine enfold
my fathers
both have
a fingertip
lost in the
50 years
that set
us apart

the vice
the tools
the block of lime
choosing the chisel
banging the hammer
the ryhthm of the chipping.

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