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The Gallery

Items made on commission, or just one-off interesting pieces…

A crucifixion panel carved from boxwood.
Made with reference to medieval illustrations and architecture.
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A two part hinged, leather dog collar with hand cut brass studs, fixed with a pin. This now has a matching studded lead. Katy is very proud to wear this at period events.
Made with reference to medieval illustrations and extant examples, but adapted for practical purposes.
Part of our personal (or Katy’s!) equipment

Demonstrating comb making at Haddon Hall, using authentic and handmade tools.
Combmaking is repetitive work requiring patience and skill. All my combs are cut by hand using simple tools, each tooth being finished by hand with files and scraping to achieve the highest finish.
Available as stock items – large combs are available to order. Engraving, pierce-work and colouring are also available.

A crucifixion panel carved from boxwood, then painted and gilded, with an applied pewter cross.
Made with reference to medieval illustrations and architecture.
Part of our own personal equipment.

Bone hygiene piece from a Tudor original.
Source: Museum of London Collection
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A selection of turned pieces made from Tudor examples.
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Commissions. All sold

A selection of wooden and leather toys.
Sources: various
Commission. Sold

A simple ash tinder box with damper.
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
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Surgeons equipment including two turned canisters, a feeding bottle and bandage needle.
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Commission. Sold

One of the most challenging pieces I have made, this version of a Tudor tankard uses many different types of wood according to their purpose.
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Occasional sale item, enquire for availability

A Tudor shaving set, with some parts sourced from the Mary Rose (1545), amongst others. The razor handle is made from bone and horn.
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A boxwood rattle turned with captive rings, showing some bark near the handle.
I have made nearly half a dozen of these rattles now, but this is by far the most pleasing profile I have achieved, so far.
Commission. Sold

Just a few of the fancy pomanders I have made over  the years, mostly from boxwood, often painted, and sometimes gilded.
Made reference to period themes, historical events and nationalities.
All sold

A brass pen with a matching holder, hung on hand woven silk braid.
Sold. Available to order

A pair of boxwood nutcrackers copied from an example in the Pinto collection, Birmingham.
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An original Tudor comb and a fair copy.
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Commission. Sold

A miniature chest and accompanying 1/12 scale associated replica artefacts, with presentation scroll.
The only concession to scale was the thickness of the wood for the chest for reasons of durability. The items are all made with the appropriate materials, including the silver dress pin, the silver coins and the brass thimble.
Commission. Sold

A lantern with parchment panes.
Although the wooden form for this lantern was taken from a Tudor original, the panes would have been horn, not parchment, which has been used in this instance for economy and ease of replacement.
The inscription reads Luceat Lux Vestra (trans. Let your Light Shine)
Source: Mary Rose, Portsmouth
Part of our own personal equipment
A whittle tang boxwood knife with matching carved boxwood sheath, on a leather thong.
Made with reference to an extant example at the Mary Rose, Portsmouth. The carving on the original sheath was unfinished by the owner. I have continued it on all sides in contemporary style, and embellished the knife handle.
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A dyed, three-sided leather flask, engraved with
Elizabethan initials, capacity approximately 2 pints.
Commission. Sold
A fine calfskin jerkin, made for the Mary Rose in Portsmouth, and currently on display in the museum.
Three inkhorns of differing capacities, with slightly differing finishes.
These were made to be hung from a suspension collar (not shown) or to be set into a hole in a desk.
These items are occasionally available from stock, but with differing capacities due to the nature of the beast!
A toy horse and cart made for a Roman museum.
Commission: Sold
A hand-line fishing set.
The bag and parts of are derived from those in  the collection of the Mary Rose, Portsmouth.
Parts shown are: hand-line, hand cast lead weights, cut cork floats and feathers, a disgorger, hemp line.
Modern hooks are included (in a leather wallet) to allow handline to be used practically. A couple of reproduction hooks are included for authenticity.
Sold, but available to order
A girdle in the form of a Tudor rosary, complete with turned cross pendant.
This was a commission I was delighted to take on.
I have a special fondness for the rosaries and beads recovered from the Mary Rose and it is always interesting to see them in a new way!
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A carved knitting sheath in the from of a fish.
The form of the fish is taken from a medieval needle case.
Knitting sheaths were used as an extra pair of hands to take the weight of the knitting whilst working on several needles.
This item was a one-off piece made for a regular customer and friend. The shape was dictated by the material, but proved practical for the purpose.
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A birch and boxwood walking staff.
The head is carved in the form of a dragon, which is sourced from a Tudor linstock in the Mary Rose collection, Portsmouth. The shaft also has a natural barley twist with vine holes, through which a modelled lead snake was threaded. The headpiece is centre dowelled and cross pinned.
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