I specialize in the making of curves; this allows me to mimic the graceful and energetic curves of the natural world and I derive inspiration from animal forms, trees, rivers, wind and water. People respond well to the shapes I make. They enjoy the playfulness and freedom of line, and see the resemblance of natural forms in the designs, recognising Nature’s design rules.
Much of our built environment is straight lined and right angled. This is different. Steam bending wood needs skills which are not common today, in fact they are rare. The boatwrights, wheelwrights and coopers of yesterday used these skills daily.
I enjoy making architectural features that are both functional and beautiful.