Category Archives: Collaborations

How to articulate your block

‘So what is it?’ you say…. This image shows off the pleasing quarter cut laminated European Beech end-grain off to a tee. This is a noble wood, one with well known qualities – hardness, stability, very even tone and pleasing … Continue reading

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Pon-Pon, Gone…!

So settle down, and I’ll tell you a story, not a long one, but one that spans a good chunk of the last years work. Today is one of those mixed feeling days…. happy waving off one of our favourite … Continue reading

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Ageing (dis)gracefully… The value of patina.

I’ve never really known what that phrase meant – ‘ageing gracefully’. I think I always thought that age conferred a kind of freedom from social constraints – allowed you to speak the truth more directly maybe, and cut through to … Continue reading

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All knotted up.

This is a big day for Leatherboy – he’s grown up a bit, and like anyone things change. I have really enjoyed pushing this design along one turn of the wheel and though the difference is not immediately obvious, I … Continue reading

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A bit brassy?… You decide.

So you thought Brass was the material of our grandparents hey? well by and large it was, hoisted to a central position in churches and family homes by a sneaking resemblance to Gold. That reference to brassy being cheap or … Continue reading

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The voices in things.

Developing the theme of retaining and re-using the bits and pieces of our not too distant history, Spacecraft and The Gentleman Furniture Maker have developed this curious articulating item of record. It is a series of images that depict historic … Continue reading

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Still point of the turning workshop…

The true origin of any one thing that we might make is beyond the ken of our conscious mind. I say this because the roots of an idea or design lie deep in the unconscious – even as we sit … Continue reading

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