A long-time Father Christmas carver turned his talents to carving wine barrels and then moved up these large format casks.
Used her experience from painting hundreds of Father Christmas carvings to enhance this amazing carving.
The oak cask was made in Stuttgart more than a hundred years ago. When it was about to be discarded it was purchased and transported to Virginia to become the canvas for a carved masterpiece.
The cask end is made from oak more than 2 inches thick. It weighs about 350 pounds. The relief carving and painting required about one year to accomplish.