Terry Hardaker, artist and woodcarver, has started work on a relief carving on the OneOak tree made from the tree’s own wood.
Terry is carving an image some 48 x 60cm in size, weighing 11 kilos, from one of the offcuts from a longer board used by a furniture maker. Terry works with traditional woodcarvers’ chisels but for this work he removed the ‘ground’ around the outline of the tree with a routing machine. He will still be working on the carving when he joins us at Art in Action in July (read more).
Terry is a member of the Ox & Bucks Woodcarvers Association (see British Wood Carvers Association) whose members meet weekly near Oxford to work on their projects. He trained in portrait painting then spent 16 years in raising silver plate before joining the woodcarvers in 2004.
Terry was invited to carve the OneOak tree and become part of the project having been ‘spotted’ at Art in Action in 2010. He says he has no room left at home to display woodcarvings and so accepts commissions to keep his eye in. He has designed and worked on historical themes for the 1000th anniversary of the formation of the county of Oxfordshire and the 450th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter to the city of Abingdon.