Sunday, 17 October 2021

Alice Dudgeon

Billow (above) by Alice Dudgeon, made from Scottish sycamore. I remember Alice's degree show her work has a calm tranquility about it almost like the old agricultural tools she is inspired by that lay fallow through much of the year waiting to fit into the jigsaw puzzle of pre-industrial agricultural life, which had a human pace and connection now long gone. Alice's work is currently being exhibited at the Tatha Gallery Newport on Tay as part of their exhibition Surge (9th Oct- 6th Nov 2021).

Above: Winnowing
"My work is characterised by intricate, wooden structures. I’m fascinated by the tools and processes adopted in agricultural practices and the elemental experience of working directly with the land. In response, I work each element meticulously selecting labour-intensive, repetitive processes, celebrating the irregularity of material whilst evidencing the hand. The resulting sculptural vessels are a multitude of parts held in a rhythmic whole, punctuated by visual motifs, light and substance held in tension. My intention is to draw the eye and mind to look again at the familiar yet, so often unregarded natural landscape that surrounds us, and encourage contemplation." Alice Dudgeon

 Above: Plough, Below: Avodah

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Richard Goldsworthy

Richard Goldsworthy graduated from ECA in 2019 his sculptural works exploring wood involve charing, hand-carving, and bleaching. 

‘By burning, carving and casting the wood, I create contrasting patterns that highlight and transform the shape and surface. I choose to celebrate the defects created by these actions such as my markings, and expose the ones caused by nature such as knots, cracks and ageing...’⁣ Richard Goldsworthy


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Alexander deVol IV


Alexander deVol makes exquisite turned wooden bowls, my favorite are the ones with feet. Alexander is also an extremely talented ceramicist. 


Monday, 1 February 2021

Tomoko Miyauti


Life moves on and it has now been some years since I was making this blog to supplement and inspire furniture students. Every so often I still find gems that I want to share with woodworkers and today it is the work of Japanese artist Tomoko Miyauti who makes bowls and then decorates them beautifully with pyrography. 

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Tung Ming-Chin


Taiwanese artist Tung Ming-Chin carves incredibly sensitive sculptures of people shrouded. 

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Selva Aparicio


Selva Aparicio carves "rugs" into wood floors. Above and below are details from; “Childhood Memories” (2017), hand-carved rug into an oak wood floor, 657 square-feet.