Tom Lisa


10" x 10" x 1"

Relief plaque. Mahogany from an old barn. Carved using push tools. Used a nail to punch the background texture. Oil finish.

Original design initial "T" integrates a Celtic lion based on Celtic Zoomorphic alphabet.

Coiled Whimsey

Tom Lisa, aged 14

A Unique Lock

Tom takes the challenge and explores the intricacies of traditional chain carving.

It takes a good initial layout, tons of patience and a steady hand.


Cylindrical 4-bar Cage

But when that first link broke free, the grin speaks for itself.

Tom shares his success with PR Drumm, his chain carving mentor. It's hard to tell who's more tickled, the Master or the apprentice....



Watch for more from this exciting Young Artist! Updates to follow....