Commissions are invited for works for house or garden. Best woods for outside are oak, green-heart and red gum.
Other woods, if treated, can last for many years outdoors. eg.Larch
You may also send or bring your own timber, perhaps from a favourite tree, to be into a lasting memento. Wood for indoor use must be well dried, so to create for a deadline date needs as much time ahead as possible.
Stone is usually local granite or serpentine.
Metal sculptures are casts of bronze, iron, aluminium or stainless steel.
For indoor situations the scope of timbers is much wider. I am using UK timbers only – or else locally reclaimed woods.
Ash, Yew, Elm , Oak, Walnut, Birch, Macrocarpa, Box, Hawthorn, Apple, Mulberry, Laburnum, Sycamore, Holly, Plum, Cherry, Pear have been all been used successfully.
There are some 200 pieces here on view at Wood Studio. Often chosen for wedding presents or a retirement memento, wood has a living warmth that conveys a gesture of for ever after, a long wish.
Working with architects and interior designers over the years for individual pieces, it has been a pleasure to discover the client’s preferences and let them see what is possible, affordable and enjoyable for them.