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Woolpit woodcarver unveils his largest piece of work yet depicting the final days of King Edmund created over 105 hours across two months




A Suffolk woodcarver has produced his largest piece of work yet depicting the final days of King Edmund of East Anglia.

Clint Rose, of Woolpit, dedicated two months on the impressive project with 90 hours spent carving the story and another 15 hours painting it.

The 36-year-old live-streamed the making of the piece on platform Twitch to followers from across the globe including the US and Australia.

Clint Rose with his woodcarving depicting the final days of King Edmund of East Anglia
Clint Rose with his woodcarving depicting the final days of King Edmund of East Anglia

He has also produced a video of his work with narration on YouTube.

The carving, measuring 100cm by 24cm by 2cm, delves into the story of King Edmund, ruler of East Anglia, who defied the Vikings and paid for it with his life.

Bury St Edmunds takes its name from King Edmund, who was the original patron saint of England.

Mr Rose said: "It's something close to my heart and I was really passionate about it.

"I've lived here pretty much all my life and I visit Bury St Edmunds quite a lot

"When you live near it, you can't go without noticing the history of it.

"I started researching online, found out more about it and it really got my interest."

Mr Rose has been woodworking for about 10 years and has focused on carving for more than a year.

He has pursued woodworking professionally since 2016 through his company Timber Anew creating wall art, signs and figures.

He also created a carving of the Abbey Gate in Bury St Edmunds.

Mr Rose said: "I think there's a lot of mindfulness to it. There's moments where you need deep concentration.

"Wood can be really unforgiving, you need a lot of focus in order to turn it into what you want to turn it into. There's lots of problem solving which can be really satisfying."

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