Works by Tristan

Listed below for your viewing pleasure is a compilation of the creations designed and handcrafted by Tristan de Warrell.

Tristan is a simple man, but a true Renaissance man, with the soul of a dreamer and the heart of a teacher. He is able to manifest thoughts into works of art. His love for creation sparks action into those who never knew they could, to raise their hand and feel rewarded for the simple effort of trying something new. His patience and good humour envelope those watching, touching the soul and awakening what once was known and forgotten to be known again.

Enjoy these creations of Tristan's and know that each has kindled the desire in another to try their hand and learn the skills of those that have been forgotten.

Basketweaving

Brewing

Carvings

Charcuterie

Cheesemaking

Enameling & Metalworks

Tents

Woodworking


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Handmade garb made by Tristan based on Illuminated period manuscript

Basketweaving

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Pennsic 38, 17 baskets made for the East Kingdom gift project being delivered to EK Royal. A period example of similar baskets found HERE. September, The Hunterian Psalter (Hunter 229, fol. 5r), c. 1170
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Handmade Egg Baskets by Tristan for Market Day

Brewing

Carvings

Project completed December 2010. Chair hand carved with Latin phrase "omnia vincit amor"(translates to "Love conquers all.)

Cheesemaking

Enameling & Metalworks

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Repousse spoons made by Tristan. Period example of similar spoons: "Silver spoons from the Mildenhall treasure in the British Museum Roman Britain, 4th century AD found in Mildenhall, Suffolk." Tristan has also conducted several class seminars both in Dragonship Haven and Pennsic.

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Cut metal work and enamel prizes commissioned as prizes for Northern Lights XVII (2 years ago). Design adapted from the book of Kells. Page from the Book of Kells showing adapted design.

Tents

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First (of six) 16 foot diameter round canvas tent designed by Tris and made by Tristan de Warrell and Rosette de Rhiems. Joust at St. Inglivère Froissart's Chronicles (Vol. IV, part 1) BL Harley 4379 f. 23v S. Netherlands (Bruges) 1470-1475

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The second custom oval tent for Baron Adhemar De Villarquemada of Dragonship Haven. Image of a similar tent in illuminated manuscript The History of Alexander the Great (BNF Fr. 20311, fol. 68v), third quarter of the 15th century.

Woodworking

Project completed December 2010. Chair is a replica of ... using

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This is one of three Prie Dieu made and designed by Tristan as a prize for Saint Eligus A&S competition 2010. Tristan also made 3 of them for Saint Eligus A&S 2009 competition. They disassemble to apply a finish or to store flat.

Reference: City: Brugge[deelgemeente] Institution: Klooster Augustinessen van Brugge[Potterie] Objet (type): stoel[bid-] Author: onbekend (schrijnwerker) Date: from 1401 to 1500 Materials: eik Dimensions: hoogte 63.5 cm lengte 51 cm breedte 30 cm General remarks: cat. nr. 32

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Tapestry in the Cloisters Museum in NY showing a similar prie dieu to the one made by Tristan.

Reference: Embroidery with the Annunciation, southern Lowlands, late 15th century Silk and metallic threads on linen

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6 Panel Box design based on the findings of Henry VIII's The Mary Rose.

Example of a similar 6 board chest recovered from the Mary Rose which sank on July 19,1545. The wreck was rediscovered in 1971 and raised in 1982.

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6 Panel Box Workshop conducted and taught by Tristan in Dragonship Haven. A few of the attendees had never used tools.
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Tristan's swivel gun (small brass cannon) on custom box and mounting made by Tristan. Box also doubles as stowage for cannon and its tools.