Spalted Horse Chestnut . 2017

Spalted Horse Chestnut . 2017

Taking the natural shape and form of the wood as a starting point, our wooden vessels explore a strong relationship to form, function, and the experience of sculptural objects in space. Using a combination of woodturning and hand carving we create objects that celebrate the making process; each piece displaying the physical effort that goes into its conception through the marks left on the surface. There is no striving for perfection in this process. Instead we seek a depth of understanding that comes only through the intimate nature of working and manipulating a material by hand. The unpredictability of the material constantly challenges the relationship between maker and object being made. In each piece lies a tension as cracks in seasoned wood reveal themselves and splits open up in green wood as it dries and warps. This dialogue between the artists hands and the materials inherent nature is something we choose to pursue and challenge in each vessel and object made.

Under-Bark Series, Sycamore . 2017

Under-Bark Series, Sycamore . 2017

Closed Ash + Spalted Sycamore . 2017

Closed Ash + Spalted Sycamore . 2017

 
Axed Vessel . Beech . 2017

Axed Vessel . Beech . 2017

 
Ebonies Oak . 2017

Ebonies Oak . 2017

Ash Offering Bowl + Scorped Ash . 2016

Ash Offering Bowl + Scorped Ash . 2016

 
Spalted Birch + Textured Pear . 2016

Spalted Birch + Textured Pear . 2016

 
British Hard Wood Collection . 2016

British Hard Wood Collection . 2016

Split Cedar . 2016

Split Cedar . 2016

Lime + Oak + Sweet Chestnut . 2016

Lime + Oak + Sweet Chestnut . 2016