Stock ref: DS1802
Circa late 1970s
An excellent 7 1/2″ oak Bowl made by Stan ‘Woodpeckerman’ Dodds of typical adzed and tooled form with his signature woodpecker carved in relief to the outer side.
Excellent condition and provenance, from his own personal collection and estate.
Stan Dodds worked at Robert Thompson’s from 14 years of age in 1942 up to retirement in 1994, taking over the role of master carver from George Weightman in the 1960s and responsible for most of their best carvings in recent decades. His unique skill and craftsmanship is increasingly being recognised by collectors who seek out his distinctive mouse signature, as well as his own rabbit and later woodpecker signature. In retirement he undertook regular part-time carving work for a number of the Yorkshire Critters craftsmen, most notably Wilf and Trevor at Squirrel Furniture. He sadly passed away in early 2012.
Size: 19(dia) x 4.5(h)cm