Jump to content
Wm. R. Robertson

A Really Fun Carving Class at Portsmouth, NH.

Recommended Posts

Wm. R. Robertson

I just finished teaching a carving class at Strawbery Banke in Porthsmouth, NH…….. This was a rare class with only 4 students so we had lots of fun and went at very casual pace. It all started with a lecture by the author of the new book on Bellamy and then a look at his eagles. 

 

One of the fun things was this class was held in a 18th century house that had been moved and modernized as a teaching center. Normally I am a purist on restoration but this was wonderful done, it was modernized with mostly new construction but the kept the "feel" of it. Here is our classroom…… in the old kitchen which is normally used to teach cooking classes.

 

DSCN5056_zps72662d7c.jpg

 

Here is the outside of the house…...

 

DSCN5068_zps0aa13bef.jpg

 

And went out to wonderful dinners with good views, friends, food and drink…. this is the view from Sunday nights dinner….. BTW, these tugs are on my Portsmouth web cam that sometimes I use as a screen saver….. I just love this water front.

 

DSCN5072_zps0d4e973e.jpg

 

http://www.portsmouthnh.com/cam/

 

Now for the important part…. what did we do and learn…… here is the work of a student named Sue….

 

Image1_zpsac4c531b.jpg

 

 

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Debora Beijerbacht

Well... class, ís important, but so is location. It does have a huge impact on a class. And this one is really nice. I love old buildings too, and although sometimes a refurbishing is just that, leaving hardly any character from the old structure, this kitchen looks like it still has its original fireplace. Love the proportions of the faced too! So pretty and reminiscent of the area as well. 

 

Sue's work is lovely; a beautifully carved and painted Bellamy Eagle :) Out of many, one. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...