Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Julian Watts I

I adore these hand carved sculptural utensils in bleached maple by Canadian sculptor Julian Watts, Thank you Robyn Gordon.

'Julian Watts uses traditional wood carving and furniture making techniques to explore the space between sculptural form and functional object. Using everyday items like wooden utensils as a point of departure, Watts follows the formal, functional, and cultural threads of each object to their most extreme, surreal end points. The result is an ecosystem of both sculptural and functional works that challenge the viewer to reconsider their preconceptions about the objects that make up the world around us.' Julian Watts

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Winter and Kurth

David Winter and Natasha Kurth collaborate to create intricate contemporary marquetry and are pushing boundaries by using new materials such as burnished aluminium.

"During our MA studies at the Manchester School of Art, we collaborated on our first major project “For What it’s Worth”. The project was very well received and led to our Graphite Side Table being bought by Manchester Art Gallery. It was the success of this collaboration that inspired us to start the business. Through this process we learnt to identify and value our individual skill sets and the benefits of what can be achieved through collaboration across disciplinary boundaries." Winter and Kurth

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Mark Laban II

Mark Laban | Talent Spot from Crafts Magazine on Vimeo.

Here in Mark Laban's 'Rustic Stool' you can see the textured designs he creates using a CNC machine on the underside of the seats, backs and legs.Mark has just graduated from London's Central St Martins.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Mark Laban I

Mark Laban's designs have very interesting treatments of the timber surface, this is his white oak 'Rustic Bench' with a mortise and tenon joint.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Heather Scott

Heather Scott makes beautiful, practical objects using wood, her style is very clean, minimal and Japanese influenced. The bowl above is white beach that has been scorched on the outside to contrast with the naturally pale wood.
"I create contemporary products, made to be used. Time and time again. My work, produced in Cornwall, echoes the simple beauty of Japanese and Scandinavian design. It's all in the detail. The craftsmanship. The honesty. And the functionality of products that make more of your everyday." Heather Scott

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Robert Richards

Responding to the fact that the smallest new homes are being built in Britain Robert Richards designed a slim, space-efficient modular desk from ply, with adjustable shelves. Robert has exhibited at New Designers having graduated from Leeds Becket University this summer.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Mark Bourlier I

Mark Bourlier is a French artist who started using driftwood to compose his images in 1995, using scraps of wood to create a commentary on humanity and the human condition.