Talented Dalton Ghetti works as a carpenter, but in his spare time carves intricate art into pencils. Some pieces take two and half years to complete.
‘At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present.
‘Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible.
‘I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil.’ Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife.
He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends.
The saw is my absolute favorite.