Our Gran, who's eighty four, loves having her
hair done. Every other week she's off to 'Kuts 'n Kurls' in town,
where Marlene, her regular stylist, fills her in with all her family
doings in the last fortnight while she washes and sets Gran's rollers in place.
Under the hairdryer Gran enjoys a cup of coffee and catches up with
a copy of 'My Chat' magazine. Restored again, Gran steps out from
the salon looking and feeling a million dollars and heads for home
on the bus.
The 'Hairdresser' is carved
directly from one piece' of Cornish Cherry wood using hand tools
only. It is approximately 16 inches high by 14 inches
wide, finished with wax polish. The log of Cornish Cherry
was obtained from near Liskeard a few years ago.
The carving was made from a single piece of
cherrywood, the gaps between the figures were drilled with a brace and bit and then
shaped using various woodcarving gouges.
Small gouges were used for carving the features and
A V tool was used for texturing the hair lying
over the curlers.
Gran's hair was aligned
between the hairdresser's hands and rolled round the top curler in the correct