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One hot August afternoon I took my then four-year-old twin boys for a hike through a dark forest not far from Bishop's Castle in Shropshire, England. Although small, the boys enjoy a good walk and can cover many miles with ease. To make the outing more fun, I like to point out birds of prey, types of trees and insects that cross our path, I also enjoy telling them factual stories and the history of the area.

The forest is also home to the site of Bury Ditches, one of the best-preserved Iron Age hill forts in England dating back to 500 BC. While walking on this ancient land it is not too difficult to imagine the people who once roamed and lived there, I also conjure up strange beings from folklore, trolls, kobolds and imps and start to tell my sons stories of a mythical beast which inhabits these woods. I very nearly scared my boys half to death; this is how the idea of the Skabbawakka was born.

Ingredients / Holly Wood / Pine / Herefordshire Apple Wood / PVA Glue / Acrylic Paint / Fiendishness / 12mm Steel Threaded Bar / Humour / Stainless Steel Nails / Love / Paper / Cotton / Boiled Linseed Oil / Hog Hair Bristles / Creativity / Joy /

Tools / Axe / Carving Knife / Drill / Wood Chisel / Brush / Hammer / Saw / Sandpaper /

Artwork Specifications:

• Original handcrafted artwork.

• 19.5cm x 74cm x 18.5cm (width x height x depth).

• Weight 3.35kg.

• Created 2020.


  • Product Code: SKAB/HNDMD
  • Availability: 1
  • £750.00

Tags: art, carving, character, creature, folklore, skabbawakka, spirit, wood