Here are some pictures of a new piece I just made out of reclaimed oak from an old spiral staircase in my house (hence the name!)
This is my new piece – the lake farm coffee table.
500 Cabinets, juried by John Grew Sheridan, is the third title in a series of books focused on furniture making as a part of Lark's esteemed 500 series. Earlier titles were 500 Chairs, juried by Craig Nutt, and 500 Tables, juried by Andrew Glasgow. Those gallery books received wide praise in trade and general media coverage and have averaged 5-stars in Amazon customer reviews.
Finally, after a few months of procrastination, I have succeeded in updating the gallery pages of my website, with some new pieces. The “Derwen” table was completed in May 2009 for clients in Denbigh, Wales, for their new home.
I am back from my 3rd year exhibiting at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in South Devon. As usual, it was wonderfully organised by Sarah James and Nina Fox and there was once again a large turn out (particularly impressive given the Saturday involved a torrential down pour of biblical proportions).
I learned something very interesting this week; one of those things that you probably should have known forever and are a little embarrassed to admit to people that the penny has just dropped. Here it is....wait for it.....WHISKY GETS ITS COLOUR FROM OAK!! All you distillery visitors out there are all now shaking your heads and tut-tutting. "Is this guy as thick two short planks?