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GREEN WOOD WORKING, RECLAIMED METALS, WOOD
I make bowls, spatulas & spoons from green wood. I use only traditional hand tools – axe, adze & carving knife.
17 Garden Road, Bingham NG13 8GB
07914 376587, email@example.com
Nowadays thousands of tons of wood are left on the ground to rot, chipped for compost, or buried in landfill. 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 – donated by friends and neighbours or found abandoned or discarded as rubbish. There is a story behind everything I make.
My bowls, spatulas and spoons are normally made from green wood. I do not 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, pleasing shape that is practical, traditional and well-proportioned.
STEVE HUNT’S STUDIO
STEVE HUNT’S WORK
I have made many commissioned pieces and like to explore using found materials, 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. I make spoons, spatulas, shrink pots and bowls from green wood. I also make insect shelters from reclaimed and recycled wood and metals.
If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.