Sculptor creates snow figures in Chingford

Sculptor creates snow figures

Sculptor creates snow figures

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A professional sculptor who creates artworks out of carpet swapped his cutting tools for a thick pair of gloves to mould a figure out of snow last weekend.

Charles Clarke, 60, of St John’s Road in Chingford, spent five hours with his daughter in minus zero temperatures on Sunday to sculpt the figure of a father carrying his son on his shoulders outside his house.

Mr Clarke and daughter Carmella even gave their creations some hats and a scarf to keep them warm in the snow.

The professional sculptor, who has created horse heads and even Batman and Robin out of carpet through his business, Enfield-based Carpet Workshops, said: “I like sculpting out of anything and it was good fun to give it a go.

“It’s about family time and unity, a typical scene of family enjoying the snow together. It took us a while but it’s definitely easier than making things from carpet.”

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12:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

I made a Snow Sculpture in our back garden over the weekend.

Mrs Cornbeefur cheekily said it resembled a Snowman and desecrated it by putting a carrot on for a nose and two pieces of coal to make the eyes.
I made a Snow Sculpture in our back garden over the weekend. Mrs Cornbeefur cheekily said it resembled a Snowman and desecrated it by putting a carrot on for a nose and two pieces of coal to make the eyes. Cornbeefur
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1:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Call me Earl says...

A pair of cranberry tinted glasses would of put the cherry on the cake. Just like ours in the village. ...... };{D}
A pair of cranberry tinted glasses would of put the cherry on the cake. Just like ours in the village. ...... };{D} Call me Earl
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1:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Call me Earl wrote:
A pair of cranberry tinted glasses would of put the cherry on the cake. Just like ours in the village. ...... };{D}
Yes what a fantastic idea.
[quote][p][bold]Call me Earl[/bold] wrote: A pair of cranberry tinted glasses would of put the cherry on the cake. Just like ours in the village. ...... };{D}[/p][/quote]Yes what a fantastic idea. Cornbeefur
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