I used all local woods; Ash for the cooking spoons, Holly for the tea spoons, Sycamore for the bread plates and the bowls. Painted with natural sourced pigments milk paint and finished with food safe drying Tung oil.
Exhibition runs from Saturday 2nd-Sunday 10th September 11-6PM.
Next door to Aberglasney garden, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8QD.
40+ Artist/ makers showing and selling there beautiful work.
10 days to go,I keep turning and carving, sanding, painting, oiling etc.
Woodworking is in my blood; my grandfather and great-grandfather before him were traditional clog makers in Brabant, the Netherlands. As a child, I watched my granddad at his special clog making bench working wood with interesting chisels. Me, I was just whittling sticks or would be found using my dad’s tools in the shed at home. Without anyone noticing, slowly but surely, I followed my ancestors to become the first woman professional woodworker of the family.