For those of you who follow along in my stories you’ll have seen that @_emilystephen_
has taken up woodturning.
We’ve changed our second studio from a design room to a woodwork studio. It’s the result of lots of chatting and thinking about the work we want to be doing.
In the end it was easy. We just both like making stuff. Being hands on, getting messy and having complete control.
Both Emily and I come from design backgrounds. Emily as an architect, me as a garden designer. As much as we both love our separate disciplines, you’re always one step removed as a designer. Getting to make is the quickest route from idea to object. Scale and volume are limited but control and ease are not.
Having a new material around the studio has been a breath of fresh air for me. Learning about timber, seeing how to source and prepare wood in the right way for bowls and cups, learning to sharpen tools, the whole process has been invigorating for the studio. And getting to see @_emilystephen_
feel that moment of pride when you’ve made something is really pretty special.
We’re starting to put little ideas and plans together about how clay and wood will work for together. But for now we’re just enjoying this new challenge.