STEVE HUNT

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Steve Hunt - WorkshopGREEN WOOD, RECLAIMED TIMBER, STEEL, COPPER, SHEET METAL
Hand carved green wood spoons, bowls, pots, made from locally sourced English hardwoods.
17 Garden Road, Bingham NG13 8GB
huntassociates@ntlworld.com
f: SteveHuntwoodworker

I am exploring how I can use my own designs to create useful and sculptural items from found, rescued and donated materials. My insect hotels and bird nesting boxes are made from reclaimed timber, plastics and metal all donated by friends and neighbours or discarded as rubbish. My bowls, spatulas and spoons are made from green wood. I do not normally use any power tools or machinery, only traditional hand tools adze, gouges, chisels and a wood carving knife. In my bowls, I adapt Scandinavian designs and try to achieve a balanced, elegant shape that is practical, traditional and well-proportioned.

Over the last eight years or so, I have made over fifty commissioned pieces and enjoy carving wood while it is still green or recently cut. I love making memento pieces from much loved trees that have to be removed or have been brought down by the wind.   There is a story behind everything I make.

STEVE HUNT’S STUDIO

My workshop is a detached garage 3mx6m. Workbenches are made by me. Natural light comes in through roof panels. No heating, because lots of ventilation needed to store green wood and to dry hardwoods slowly.

STEVE HUNT’S WORK

I am exploring how I can use my own designs to create useful and sculptural items from found, rescued and donated materials.  I adapt Scandinavian designs and try to achieve a balanced, elegant shape that is practical, traditional and well-proportioned. There is a story behind everything I make.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.

ACTIVITIES

Open Studio: 1-3 May (BH), 8-9 May: 10 to 5.

  • Wheelchair accessible, no steps.