Nick Clarke: Cabinet maker and furniture designer


Carving for an aumbry door

I’m not asked for many carvings, which is a shame - I enjoy doing them, so I charge less than you might expect.

Here we have two aumbry doors, both carved in sycamore. The wheat and grapes are on the front of an aumbry containing the reserved sacrament. The olive branch is on one containing the oil of chrism.

The George and dragon are on a corner cabinet door, and carved from black walnut.

The weird beasts (I know of no more precise name for them) are copied from an ancient font in Old St Mary’s, Linslade.

The ripidi, or liturgical fans, are for an Orthodox church in Suffolk. The carving looked crisper before they were gilded. We live and learn.