A range of small circular side tables is presented for Artweeks, made in hardwoods (walnut, ash or oak) on a stainless steel stand. The surface is decorated with a marquetry pattern of hardwood veneers including: Fibonacci spirals; interference waves; vibratory optical illusions; aperiodic tilings; harmonically perturbed circles; sine curves; etc.
A new range of decorative homewares is also available. I will include: mirrors of a North African inspired "radiant" design; a selection of trays, mostly based on the striking beauty of randomly close-packed ellipses, in variety of woods and sizes; and a wide range of coasters and placemats.
My creations are handmade in my workshop in Witney using certified renewable hardwoods that can be found in UK woodlands. I work stainless steel on a manual metalworking lathe. I use a knife to cut the veneers (very thin sheets of wood) to shape. If the pattern is made up of two different woods, I cut exactly the same shapes into the two wood veneers and swap pieces to achieve the pattern. I end up with two identical but reciprocal lay-ons (the marquetry pattern before it is pressed onto the hardwood) ... so the pieces make lovely pairs!
I have always been fascinated with mathematical patterns. Using a variety of geometrical forms that illustrate underlying mathematical relationships, I have designed work that is harmonious and interesting; generally I use the mathematics that arose in my previous life as a research scientist.
I am looking forward to welcoming you, spending time sharing my work and getting local feedback!
Opening Dates and Times