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Original artworks in Wood by Simon Jewell, Ray Key, John Shorrock, Tom Smith, Elaine Thompson - selling exhibition runs throughout December

The beauty of wood is celebrated in the work of five artist craftsmen in our Christmas exhibition.

Simon Jewell uses rare and beautiful veneers and innovative inlay techniques to create highly individual, complex handcrafted boxes.

Renowned wood turner Ray Key combines purity of form with a minimalist approach to produce timeless objects of exquisite beauty and elegance.

John Shorrock's impressive wood turned vessels take their inspiration from the natural flowing shapes he sees whilst out walking, revealing the character and spirit of the trees the wood came from.

Tom Smith employs the intarsia method which utilizes various species of wood cut into different shapes and sizes to create intricate pictures of birds and animals.

Pyrographer Elaine Thompson works with the natural attributes of the wood, allowing the colour and design of the grain to suggest images that she then burns onto the surface.

Wood Working

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