Focus of work Furniture making
My furniture making style essentially incorporates gentle flowing contours and soft natural edges, and I employ traditional woodworking tools and skills, together with more unconventional methods and machinery of the modern age to achieve this.
A collaborative approach to recent projects, which have involved such elements as glass, steel, resin and upholstery, has widened the spectrum of my work to include items that are not functional furniture, but purely sculptural objects. For these individual one-off pieces, the involvement with the client is on a very personal level and the process requires sensitivity to the client’s desires, which are taken on board and interpreted to create a piece that is particularly unique and meaningful.
Large scale projects such as the Annandale Distillery provide a different set of challenges. The need to create a consistent style across several diverse areas, from café furniture to toilet doors, requires careful consideration of design elements and materials used. Working to a theme, and keeping to a controlled range of materials, together with the consistency in my woodcarving style, has led to a unified design concept which is evident all through the Distillery.
Whatever the size of the project I am working on, the ultimate aim is to successfully meet the needs of the client, whilst instilling within each piece a distinct indication of my design skills, woodworking style and craftsmanship.