Saturday, 25 February 2012

Easter in a bowl

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.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Work in progress

 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...

Monday, 20 February 2012


I have been cutting lots of discs of found wood and made these necklaces last week from the sanded down pieces threaded onto some waxed leather cord...