Commissioned by the Daylesford pastry chefs for round 2 of BBC 2's Bake off Creme de la creme.
Oak with a Poplar stem
Double Chopping board
A single round of Lime that had split. Finished into two complimentary boards.
The Wellingtonia Spider Table
Made from a round of a 150 year old Wellingtonia tree. 50 years after the battle these protected trees were planted to commemorate the Duke of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon at Waterloo.
Usually impossible to come by, I chanced upon a tree that had been accidently cut down by a huge groundwork company.
The Map Table
Hornbeam, heavily spalted (The black lines through the wood, created by fungus).
Three legged stool
Single piece of Poplar.
Teddy Bears Picnic
An ancient Mulberry tree blown down by the wind, I paid for the wood by creating some wooden pebbles for the owner’s house. This vibrant yellow colour, in direct sunlight will fade to a beautiful chocolate brown but may last for months or years if not exposed to UV light.
The rarity of the wood means that these trees are almost never cut down.
The very heart of the root bole of a Yew tree that I discovered 10 years ago, as with all Yew the grain is a confused morass of texture and form. But being the root this piece is particularly complex. I cut it apart in section to create the pair.
These sculptures can be mounted to your wall or displayed on a sympathetic minimalist metal stand.