More about me
I was born in the small Carmarthenshire village of Crugybar but spent much of my childhood on the remote South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha where my father was Post Master General and Radio Operator. www.tristandc.com
On returning to Wales my parents, Alan and Jean Hemming ran the Post Office at Crugybar.
I was educated at Llandovery County High School and Ammanford Technical College. When I was twenty-one my Dad, by then a professional woodcarver, made space for me in his workshop and encouraged me to try wood carving, Ive not stopped yet, and am still learning all the time… ( Link to Dads page)
For several years I honed my carving skills and made a li
ving creating welsh love spoons. I began to experiment with larger 3D work and discovered that by using my chainsaw I could take weeks off the carving of a large figure. I still make special love spoons, designed to order, and my daughter has just started making spoons using the family designs. ( Link to Abi’s Page)
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I compete in carving competition here and in Germany, competing against carvers from all over the world.mer I take part in festivals and country shows doing demonstration carving to entertain the public.
In 2008 I was awarded 3rd place at the British Chainsaw Carving Competition. www.livingheritagecountryshows.co.uk
I was awarded 2nd place in the Sandringham Cup in 2008 and in 2012, I was 3rd www.livingheritagecountryshows.co.uk
In 2012 I was invited to take part in the Husky Cup. www.huskycup.de This is an annual event held in Mulder Germany. I was part of the Frauen..Women’s team
I have taken part in The European Championships at the APF since its beginning in 2008. www.apfexhibition.co.uk
And have travelled north to Scotland to take part in Carve Carrbridge for the last few years.. www.carvecarrbridge.com
I have been carving for 35 years and in that time, I have carried out many unique carving commissions for local authorities, Forest Services and private customers.
I am happy to consider further carving commissions large or small.
I love a challenge so don’t be shy, whatever you want carving, just ask….