September 8th, 2013
Joe Hemming carves incised and relief images and lettering in stone, slate and wood, and plays the violin in a string swing band.
He was brought up in Constantine near Falmouth, and has been carving now for about twenty five years. He can carve you a churchyard headstone, a fireplace, a line of commemorative lettering or some other architectural ornament for a house or garden.
He is largely self taught. Lettering and low reliefs are his forte. Most of his commissions come by word of mouth.
This year his major job was to carve four slate panels in deep relief, a commission from the Rous family for a new public ‘Jubilee’ fountain in their estate village of Clovelly in Devon (see later).
Next to his workshops across the fields near St. Buryan, there is a living cabin for summer use and another bed-sitting hut for guests.
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