Peter Says: I really enjoyed carving this piece and filling it withs
lots of animals. It is also significant as the first piece I carved in
my new studio and a snake is hidden inside as I would love to
encourage snakes into our field where my studio can be found.
Yes, I did really want to call this piece Back Scratch, but that one
went with a piece I carved many moons ago! This bear has been
hibernating and now needs a good scratch. Not everyone is pleased with
his choice of scratching post as it is their home which is leaning and
The name "moving House" is on the lid, both for the model and because
we are in the process of moving house - it should be this year, but
progress is slow and we have already been waiting an age!
The heart carved on the trunk is for Don and Lyn Trace, the
proprietors of the now closed Earth's Treasures in Spring, Texas, and
stalwart supporters of my work. It is so lovely to see them both
enjoying retirement and I have very happy memories of my visit to