Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Ian Grant has spent many years working with concepts of texture and pattern in wood, he is described as making wooden tarten. He has spent over 36 years of his career perfecting the marquetry skills required to create a wood finish that reflects the rich colourful tones of cloth. Ian has a vast library of woods of some 50 natural colours ranging from pale sycamore, to ebony - with lots of yellows, browns, greens and reds.
"Unfortunately, the colour of the wood is constantly changing. It's one colour when you first cut it, another when you file and work with it, another when it's varnished and yet another when it fades in the sun.''
Ian will be exhibiting at the Scottish Furniture Makers annual exhibition at the Lighthouse which opens this Thursday night.