This year both Scottish Forestry and Scottish Woodlands Ltd commissioned me to make new trophies for Scotlands Finest Woods Awards 2019.
The awards ceremony took place on 21st June 2019, at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston. See www.sfwa.co.uk for details of the presentation and the other categories and winners.
1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award
I made this trophy from some of the many different woods grown by Scottish Forestry, who commissioned this trophy. These include larch, red pine, silver birch, elm, ash and oak. I gave this trophy two coats of Danish oil which brought out the colours, then a satin lacquer finish gave it a nice sheen.
Forestry and Land Scotland North Region team for Fort Augustus Woodlands won the trophy which was presented by Fergus Ewing MSP.
Farm Woodland Award
Scottish Woodlands Ltd gave me a rough sketch of the trophy they wanted and I worked on the design.
The circular saw blade on this trophy is made from laminated maple. Jane at laserflair.co.uk did the laser etching of the trees, animals and the Scottish Woodlands Ltd logo using the image jpegs which I supplied. I made the rest of the trophy in oak, with hand turned thistle decorations on the top. Satin lacquer finished things off. I fitted the solid brass plates which have enough space for the trophy to be won and engraved for several years to come.
Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer for Lynbreck Croft, Grantown on Spey won the trophy and Fergus Ewing MSP made the presentation.
Congratulations to all the winners !
If you are looking for a custom trophy for a presentation please get in touch. I am happy to discuss your ideas and design something special for you. Here are some other examples.
After all the hard work of the many conservation project teams nominated for the trophies, the ceremony for the Nature of Scotland Awards 2013 finally took place. The winners were announced on 30th October at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh. My involvement had been to design and make the actual trophies.
The brief had been to use sustainably sourced local timber. I chose to use Scottish elm and sycamore. The trophy recipients details were all engraved directly onto the wood bases. The titles of the award categories and the sponsors names were also engraved. The wood was then given an oil and lacquer finish, which felt good to the touch and was durable.
RSPB Scotland released news of The Nature of Scotland Awards 2013 yesterday. I am very happy to have been asked to design and make the awards, and will update this post soon. The awards ceremony takes place on 30th October at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. In the meantime the RSPB Press Release tells the story.
A recent commission was a decorative cricket ball and base. It involved both wood turning and carving. Turning for the shape of the ball and the base, and carving the detail on the ball – 6 rows of stitching! It is a copy of a 1937 match ball. This one is turned from Laburnum although Oak or a fruitwood would also work well. It was made for a private client but I have put the image into the Trophies Gallery as it could be an excellent trophy or award for a cricket team or individual player.