I make furniture, bowls and sculptural objects out of Scottish hardwoods in the far north of Scotland. My inspiration comes directly from the wood itself and I’m always looking out for unusual pieces of timber. I like to make useful objects that are both unique and beautiful. I use a number of different techniques. I cleave wood along the grain to use the natural shapes within and I carve with chainsaw, arbortech and chisels to achieve different forms. Using hardwood enables me to finish pieces to a high degree allowing the beauty of the wood to be brought out with natural oil and beeswax finishes.
My inspiration comes from the wood itself and my designs are fluid. They change as the carving of the piece progresses and the nature of the timber within is revealed. All of my work is carved, not turned on a lathe.