Celebrate our 40th anniversary

Throne Room2In 1976, Duncan Hamilton began sculpting ice and went on to establish Hamilton Ice Sculptors as the first professional ice sculpting company in the UK.

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Tools of the Trade

Ice dogs are an integral tool to the ice carving trade. Made from steel, they are used to manoeuvre blocks of ice by “biting” in and creating a vice-like grip as the jaws are pulled closer together. The Hamiltons use them every day and despite their importance, they have actually changed extraordinarily little since they were first used in the 19th century.

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