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William Smith
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Jill Crowther
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Shelly Perkins
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Mark Whitehorn

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Artwork for Mark Whitehorn

Light Ray

The "Firewood" Collection - beech

Laburnum

Small bowl - laburnum

Footed bowl - African rosewood

Bowl - beech

Bowl - African rosewood

Executive desk toy - laburnum

Details

Telephone: 
01885 482760
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

The work I produce is often practical: bowls, dishes and platters of many sizes, egg cups, tea light holders and the like. I also try to make pieces that show off a particular piece of wood to good advantage: these items can sometimes have a practical use and sometimes are simply ornamental.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

One of the aspects of turning that continues to amaze me is the incredible variability of wood as a material. Of course different species look and turn very differently but that is just the start of it: wood from the same branch or trunk can vary in colour, grain, the way it behaves when turned and the type of chips that the turning process produces. I’ve recently been turning some bog oak which is very brittle and is practically black making it a wonderful contrast with wood like laburnum. The tactile nature of the finished articles is, for me, a further very appealing aspect of turning.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a wood turner. My father took up turning when he retired and now I am following in his saw-dusty footsteps.

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

My father taught me to love and appreciate wood. More recently this appreciation was been augmented by watching hours of inspirational videos by Richard Raffan.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Bromyard ArtWalk 2022 and 2023

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