My green woodworking adventures were ignited several years ago thanks to my woodburner. As a child I loved whittling things in the garden with my penknife and had a great little treadle jigsaw on which I turned out gifts for my family. With a lack of woodculture around me these were shelved for a while, but I'd always been interested in finding out about practical uses for the plants and trees I saw around me.
Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy, France. There, he creates, in a refined spirit, art pieces in wood; with subtle contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures. Inspired by nature and architecture, he feeds his creations through his photographic journey through numerous trips, in search of a rhythm, and quiet balance.
Jacques Vesery is an Artist/ Sculptor from Damariscotta and has lived in Maine for 20 years. Striving to create an illusion of reality, his vision and inspiration begins with repetitive patterns derived from the 'golden mean' or 'divine proportions'. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces.
Hello, my name is Kirsty Dalton I am the owner and creator of Primitive Woodland Line. I am a designer that focuses on making things in wood! I love wood-turning and carving and I spend an insane amount of my time burning tiny details into each piece with a process called pyrography.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Phil grew up with a father who was a woodworker and antique restorer so wood has always paid a major role in his life. Phil's first introduction to woodturning came at the age of 13 when his father acquired an 1870s American cast iron child's treadle lathe. Woodturning became a serious hobby in his late 20's and after a six year spell in the travel industry, he took the decision become a professional woodturner in 1994. His knowledge and appreciation of English timbers was initially gained from working as a tree surgeon/forester for several years.
Roberto Ferrer was born and raised in Mexico, where he was surrounded by art and crafts from the early age.
While drawing and painting were part of his everyday life, the love for wood as a medium was born in his childhood when he used to visit his cousin's wood shop. But it was the colonial and baroque style architecture in his hometown that sparked the desire to one day be able to create sculptural work.
Being a builder by trade, and through Wood Work at school, I have always had a passion for Wood Work. In 2008 I had a rock climbing accident which left me paralysed and once I had recovered a friend introduced me to woodturning - I haven't looked back since. I turn functional and artistic pieces and enjoy playing with texture and colour.
When I was nineteen I went to a craft fair and got chatting to a woodturner, I don't know why but I knew there and then that I wanted to try woodturning. Soon after that meeting I bought a small lathe and “had a go” with hindsight I wished I’d have had some formal lessons with a professional woodturner as those first few years were fraught with frustration and I very nearly gave up several times.
Franz Keilhofer is a German Woodturner, Author, Teacher and Model,
growing up on a small, old farm in the Bavarian mountains, Franz started woodturning at the age of 21 whilst having a break from university. He tried woodturning as a hobby first and decided to become self-employed in this profession two years later.