Steve Yabsley - or 'Yabbo' - was going to interview me on his lunchtime show. Steve had phoned up out of the blue last week and asked if I'd like to chat about woodcarving with him. Of course I was happy to!
So I arrived at the studio feeling nervous and excited. Simon the producer met me at reception. He was welcoming and friendly and helped calm the nerves a lot. Steve was also relaxed and friendly, even though he was dealing with a few technical difficulties at the time.
It was really enjoyable talking with him about all kinds of things; how I got into carving and the links between carvings and stories amongst other things. You can hear the interview by clicking on this image:
Steve very kindly said afterwards that he thought I'd come across well, which was a relief to hear! If you are wondering what the carvings mentioned look like after hearing it, here they are. You can find out more about each by clicking on the caption:
|Predator Bird Skull|
|Sgian Dubh and Kiltpin|
|Carved Self Portrait|
|Insects inspired by the HI-MEMS project|
|Bristol Cathedral Misericords|
|Medieval-style woodcarving tools, made to my own designs|
|Repairing a sculpture by Friday Tembo|
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