Horse Netsuke – is finished and I have fabulous news

I am really pleased to say that not only is the Horse Netsuke now finished, but she, yes she, has a name. She is called ‘Trouble’, I have no idea where that name came from but as soon as the thought arrived it seemed right and so has stuck. Getting this...

Horse Netsuke – How Big? or rather how small?

I’ve just realised that in my posts on the Horse Netsuke up till now I haven’t even mentioned its size. From the photographs I have shown it could in all honesty be any size whatsoever as there are no external size references. It was someone asking me how...

Horse Netsuke – progress report

In the last post on the Horse Netsuke I had more or less finalised the overall shape of the horse and decided finally where the legs would end up. They are still attached to each other at some point so as to give them a little more strength. The surface of the horse...

Horse Netsuke – A little update

Since the last Horse Netsuke post I have been concentrating on the overall shape of the horse and the placing of the legs and hooves. The more I worked on the legs the more I realised it was time to cut the Netsuke from the block of pear wood. In the end you just get...

Horse Netsuke – a beginning

  Horses are one of my favourite things so it was inevitable that at some point I would carve a Horse Netsuke.   Before I even started to draw up designs I did a lot of research looking at both real horses, pictures of horses and Horse Netsuke that are...