I’ve been rather busy recently, what with a WWOOFer, an exhibition, making a set of chairs, etc.
Here are some carved spoons from a junk shop in Malton, they seem decidedly foreign, especially the star-shaped hole on the lower one. The carved decoration is pretty inspirational though; there are mistakes aplenty, which made me think we are now very used to seeing “perfect” (looking) artefacts produced by machines. Hand -made objects are much more lively. I now feel more comfortable with the finish on my bowls. Here’s the detail on the old chip carved letter-opener:
You’d never get a machine to produce work like this and for it to vary each time one was made!
I’ve been feeling a bit like a machine producing rungs for a set of dining chairs, here they all are drying at home:
Once they’re dry I’ll be making the legs, free-form at the back and turned for the front. I’m also making the splats for the ladder back, three each time I brew (the steamer goes on the brew kettle.)
The exhibition in Strid Exhibition centre, went well
Some interesting work inspired by Strid Wood from a local artist Joy Godfrey and potter Chris Bailey is there as well as some of my furniture:
I’ve added the glass platter as my header for now.
Meanwhile, Autumn draws on with a ground frost this morning and Poached Egg fungi appearing in Strid: