The Collectors Axes

Orkney - Axe Project - Gallery TEN

This work forms part of “The Collectors Axes” it is housed in a vintage wooden box made from mahogany. The box has the name of ‘Mathiesons of Edinburgh’ printed on the inside of the lid. Mathieson was a tool makers, specialising in plane and edge tools, established in 1792, they had workshops in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. By coincidence their workshop in Edinburgh was named “Paul’s Works”. So this piece I have titled “Mathieson & Son – Tool Maker” and is a cast bronze axe copy of a flint axe. Which is a blade tool of sorts!

Orkney - StoneTools - Working Stone