I have not posted much recently because I have been rather busy with one thing and another. One of these things is making a largish bench for Merton College in Oxford. The person I have in contact with for this commission is Lucille Savin, the head gardener. I supplied various designs and the College choose what turned out the be the best one for the space.
As you can see from the photos this is not green woodwork, but incorporates skills from the other side of my business, which is making seating. In the past, clients have included museums, country parks,
private companies including Forgemasters in Sheffield, owners of public spaces or private gardens; and are most often commissioned as memorial seating,
either in grave yards or places personal to the family or
deceased. All this work is made to order and the process from design to delivery usually takes months.
Some of my curvy benches which I want to do more design work on, especially the legs
Above was a bench made for Paignton Zoo out of a fallen oak tree in their nature reserve.