Apple Trees painting Chris Williams
Chris Williams
Shelly Perkins
Shelly Perkins
Jane Hickman
Contemporary glass
Nina Casson Mc Garva
The Hill oil on canvas
Alison Grimley

Eleanor Kercher

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Artwork for Eleanor Kercher

Flower in hazelwood

Welsh Stick Chair in Ash

Tools of the trade

Dibbers for the garden

A collection of spoons

Tall Stool in birch with hemp woven seat

Chess Set in Cherry, Lilac and Lime wood

Spurtles for Porridge

Details

Telephone: 
07748 954249
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I use unseasoned (green) wood, hand tools and traditional techniques to make a variety of items from chairs and tables to small spoons. The wood is always the starting point; what results is dictated by the inherent properties it possesses. This could be variations in colour, "imperfections" such as knots, spalting and shakes, the texture, how the wood dries. I like to make things which are useful.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Creating something which enhances the materials used; solving problems with elegant solutions; continually improving my skills and knowledge of the craft I practice.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Woodworker/furniture maker using locally-sourced greenwood and traditional methods.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I sometimes take my pole-lathe and shaving-horse to shows to demonstrate some of the techniques used. I teach simple knife techniques for making wooden flowers and spoons.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Evening class in Basic woodwork 2000-1
Introduction to Green woodwork 2004-5
City & Guilds course in Fine Furniture making at Ryecotewood College (Oxford) 2006-8
Various chairmaking courses with Gudrun Leitz, Clissett Wood near Ledbury
Spoonmaking course with Martin Damen, near Chipping Norton

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I exhibit and sell my work as part of the Made in Ross collective at the Market House in Ross-on-Wye

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Made in Ross, Market House, Ross-on-Wye

Venues Description: 
Made in Ross, Market House, Ross-on-Wye
Venues Confirmed: 
Yes

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