SIMON HEATH THE CRAFTSMAN'S JOURNEY - PART 3
Simon Heath Star of The Crafty Countryman series opens up about his life, and explains what a massive impact art had for him growing up.
In these mini articles we will start from the beginning, and over the following months we will follow his journey from a boy to a master craftsman.
This has not been an overnight success this has been years of hard graft
A fascinating story of a wonderfully talented man
Simon Heath - The Craftsman's Journey in His Words Part 3
My dad brought me some chisels and mallet and I started to copy the sticks in the magazine. I was hooked from that point on, spending all my spare time making stick head carvings, putting them on sticks which I had cut and used them green.
I quickly learnt that using them green was a big mistake and I had a lot of learning to do, not just about carving or what stick to use but all aspects of cutting, seasoning, steaming and preparing a stick.