Living Heritage Events have been supporting chainsaw carving at all our shows for many years now. We look forward to hosting the 14th English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition at Cheshire Game and Country Show this August.
Visit our designated chainsaw carving area where our team of carvers will be working to produce sculptures over the weekend. Each piece is carved from reclaimed timber from a number of sustainable sources throughout England. The wood is hand selected from sawmills, salvage, tree surgery and garden clearance specialists for its character, colour and suitability for carving.
Also in the designated arena there will be twice or three times daily speed carves. This gives the carvers just thirty minutes to create something beautiful with only a log and a chainsaw. You will be amazed! These carvings will be auctioned off immediately to the highest bidder.
Featured in our Chainsaw Carving Arena at Hampshire Country Show:
Based in the beautiful Cotswolds, Denius Parson has been a chainsaw sculptor for fifteen years. He has built up an excellent reputation and a large and varied clientele base with a consistent flow of new customers putting his work in high demand. Denius creates unique commission pieces nationwide for individuals and businesses and his work can be found on public display throughout the UK. Not only does he produce fascinating art pieces, he also designs and builds bespoke treehouses and Eco cabins incorporating his organic style and eccentric finesse.
Ian Freemantle is an award-winning Wood Sculptor and artist based in Stony Stratford. His art can be seen at festivals across the UK. He has art installations around the country, including Centre Parcs, Rushmere Country Park, and Green Man Festival. Ian’s inspiration comes from his lifelong love of nature and the natural surroundings he grew up in. Even as a boy he would spend every waking hour in the woods and rolling hills of the Surrey countryside. It was inevitable that he would progress into countryside management, to forestry and arboriculture eventually finding the urge to start sculpting in 2002.
Ian’s work has a style of its own with a vein of mystical realm running through it. Using the natural contours and the strength of the grain he brings individuality to each and every sculpture that he produces. Now residing in the historical coaching town of Stony Stratford, famous for its festivals of music, poetry and the arts, Ian has enjoyed the title and recognition of ‘the Bard’ of the town in 2010.
Over the past 10 years Ian has enjoyed working for many everyday folk, Local authorities, schools and nursery’s and several music festivals including an open invitation to the exclusive Weird and Wonderful Wood festival in Suffolk.
His clients include the Royal Sandringham Estate, Centre Parcs and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. Ian is also famous for the Giant Bardic chair at Rushmere Country Park.