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Chainsaw masters showcase their skills
Sculpture is brought to life before your eyes as renowned resident chainsaw wood carvers Dennis Heath and Dave Flemons return to Knebworth House to demonstrate their art and show off their latest
creations. With more than 20 years’ combined experience, the duo are highly regarded at international competitions and exhibitions across the UK. The pair have also worked with local schools and
councils. In Watford Dennis’ work adorns the bridge in Cassiobury Park.
Dennis and Dave have been known to fashion a life-size bear in six hours and some 100 pieces will be on display throughout the garden. The sculptures will represent many art forms including wildlife, figurative, fantasy and abstract, as well as carved seating and benches. They will range in size from small owls of about 30cm to giant 4m totem poles.
The highlight of this year’s exhibition is a tree house design carved from an old stump. Most of the works are created from the trunks of large and small diameter logs recycled from tree surgeons or grown as nursery trees planted to protect the native broadleaf trees.
The exhibition is on until September 4 and there will be demonstrations taking place at various times throughout the day on August 13-22 and August 29-September 4.
Families can also tour the stately home, explore the wildness garden, home to 72 life-size dinosaurs, and visit the adventure playground and the railway. The Knebworth County Show with all
its rural attractions runs August 11-12.
Details: 01438 812661, www.knebworthhouse.com