The Scottish Furniture Makers Association showcases the beauty and diversity of furniture being designed and made in Scotland today
Interview - Adrian McCurdy
How would you describe the style of your work?
I create a style of simplicity with shapes of inner-tree growth and joints of pegs and wedges. Variations of a simple stool can be endless. In essence it's explorative and timeless.
What are your favourite materials to work with?
I can safely say cleft oak is my favourite having experimented upon this material for over 40 years. My Father introduced me to splitting techniques with the simplest of tools and with my sculptural training I soon realised the pot...
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Local wood local maker - Tom Cooper
I told them all about The Local Woods for Local Makers Project, and how Dutch elm diseased trees from The Meadows in Edinburgh were being given a new life in the form of beautiful hand crafted furniture. They were immediately enthused about the idea, and were very keen to have the lectern produced using timber from these magnificent trees.
I set too preparing a series of design sketches to present to the College of Surgeon’s office bearers, which were then discussed and deliberated over, which for me was an interesting experience of ...Read Article About membership
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