I design and make unusual wooden objects utilising digital manufacturing technology.
On this page you’ll find some of the ornamental objects I’ve made. The only real purpose of these artefacts is to look good and provide joy - although some of them are also very tactile.
Solid walnut carving inspired by a blackbird. Limited edition of 169.
Inigo Jones Book End
Bookends based on a drawing by Inigo Jones for an Italianate gate.
Each one is made from 7 separately carved and assembled pieces of oak.
This page shows some of the work I’ve created that is designed to serve a purpose while also looking good. There is real pleasure when you can make something both attractive and useful, just ask William Morris.
Ace of Spades Bottle Opener
Magnetic beer cap catcher - base wood is ash with walnut inlay.
Full size wooden replica of an AK-47 and snooker cue combined.
I made this small coffin to put the tools I break into.
Oversized letters that can be used to let someone know you’ve squabbled with whether your ready to make up or not… Video Link (not for children - unless they like swear words).
Wooden bowl design has long been influenced by the shape of the tools used to carve them (lathe, adze, chisel). I like to explore non-traditional shapes for this most simple but beautiful of functional objects.
Amorphous Bowl 1
Carved from solid walnut wood. Catalogue #CEORF00007
Organic Bowl 1
Flowing organic shape carved from solid walnut.
Organic Bowl 2
Sculpted organic shape with rectangular supports carved from solid walnut.
Simple Small Pentagon
Small shallow pentagon shaped maple bowl with ridged outer shape.
I am not a sign maker but do end up making them occasionally. The challenge of working in wood to make a sign is always interesting…
Oak plaque with painted letters and raised oak letter “e”.
Old Plough House - Replica Sign
Two copies made of clients original sign from their house.
Poppy Memorial Sign
Walnut poppy inlay into ash. Poppy was hand-carved after maching cutting to create texture and undercut petals.
Kopi Luwak Sign
Sign for a friend making fun of civet poo coffee…
Cherry wood house sign with carved letters and texture border.
This oak mantelpiece was made in collaboration with Thomas Philpott Cabinet Makers. The brief was to create a design which was a replica of an existing 17th century mantel that the client already owns (shown in second photo - painted white). To make the project the original was extensively photographed and then computer models of all the carvings were created using the photographs for reference. The models were adjusted in size to allow the mantel to fit into the available space before carving on the CNC machine ready for assembly.