Here's the latest bowl made from a silver birch tree felled last summer. I have turned it on the side grain instead of the end grain and it was generally a more enjoyable process. The tools had been recently sharpened which was a bit scary because you have to go more carefully so as to not take too much off, but it doesn't rip the wood so much and I got a smoother finish which looks nicer.
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
This is my desk at the moment. It's covered in circles of wood
These are the disks which I sanded and made into necklaces
I have been doing experiments with drying wood after cutting green wood into thin slices and leaving them overnight
Today Saana, Vivi and I went on a research trip round Kensington and Chelsea to the check out the David Mellor Shop and The Conran shop, the V&A and Skandium, I was mainly looking at their (good and not-so-good) wooden bowls and kitchen/tableware.
So many new ideas I can't wait to get making again...