First Prize in the British Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards. 2007. Portrait of Grace Kelly in a three layer Agate Gemstone. British Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards. 2006 – Highly Commended Award for The black onyx Kalahari Bushwoman & Baby cameo. British Goldsmiths Craft Council Awards. 2006 – Highly Commended Award for this carving of a newborn
Sometimes I am asked to create two cameos from the same photograph. This creates a real dilemma. It is actually impossible for anyone to carve two identical portraits. I am a Portrait artist and each cameo is an individual work of art. I create my portraits by carving with my hands. My process is to
I created this special Jewel in 1997, 20 years ago ! This was a gift from my father to his wife, my mother. We chose my mothers wedding photo for the carving. I hand carved her image into a white on red sard-onyx gemstone. Her portrait is accented with three Trilliant shaped Amethysts. The setting
An award winning gemstone portrait in white on black layered agate of a loving mother and her newborn baby. This portrait was taken from photographs of the mother and her newborn baby that were taken in the hospital moments after birth. A close friend of the mother forwarded the photos to me and I selected
Gareth is using diamond tools to carve the Award winning gemstone portrait of Grace Kelly. The portrait was carved into a layered agate with three layers – black/white/black. This photo shows my carving set-up from 2007, when I mainly used a flexible micro-motor. I now mainly use the more traditional gem carving lathe that is
Award Winning Black Onyx cameo An award winning portrait study in Black Onyx. The subject is of an African bush-woman and baby.This photo was taken in the Kalahari desert. This area has large numbers of Bush people still living their traditional hunter gatherer life.