Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Family Crest

While I’m working away at my 1812 Soldier ( Cpl. Sowerby ), I thought you might be interested in a carving that I did of our family crest.  Not quite along the lines of my caricatures blog…but a “tribute in wood” just the same.

The Sheridan family is originally from County Cavan in Ireland, where two brothers left for Canada around 1860.  The crest is of a lion with three shamrocks surrounding it.

The overall size of the crest is about 17″ high and 11″ wide.  The relief portion is made from mahogany and the background plaque is covered in a velvet.

I actually carved this relief carving almost 26 years ago and presented it to my Dad on Father’s Day as a surprise.  I had a small photo at the time to go from…one that my Dad had taken of a framed photo that one of his brothers had.  I was pretty excited about giving it to my Dad and I remember him being just delighted in receiving it.

The crest is now hanging in my house.  It’s a nice memory to have of that day and many other great days I had with my Dad.

He’d have got a real kick out of my latest carvings and this web site.



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4 thoughts on “Family Crest

  1. Great wood work and great story behing the family crest.


  2. Ed Leach on said:

    Hi Mark,
    Your carvings are great. The family crest is beautifully done & your caricatures are brilliant. Congrats on the awards. I hope everyone is well.
    Mom sent me a link to your work, she loves it too.


  3. Eric hope on said:

    How much would it be to get the hope family coat of arms done.


  4. Lucas Sheridan on said:

    i second that question. i would love to buy one as well i am of Sheridan descent


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