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Chris has been a professional woodworker for 55 years, 50 of them self-employed.
From his workshop within the Dartmoor National Park he creates functional, decorative and architectural turned work. He also offers tuition to individuals and small groups, and gives demonstrations at craft events and to woodworking clubs and interested groups.
Combining uncomplicated balanced form with natural features, as well as the effects of fungal and insect activity, he finds that the most unlikely looking pieces of wood often produce the most striking end results. His work essentially celebrates the imperfections in wood as features of a beautiful natural material, rather than as defects.
The timber he uses is sourced as locally as possible to his Dartmoor workshop. The majority of wood comes from trees that have fallen, been cut down due to damage or disease, or from licenced conservation pruning and felling. Any exotic species used will be either recycled or from sustainable FSC sources.
There are examples of his work in 17 countries, on 4 continents, and he exhibits widely in galleries, exhibitions and craft events. He has a permanent gallery display area at his workshop, which you are welcome to view by appointment.
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