Author Archive | Robin Wood

Heading to the USA

Thirty years ago Hitchhiking in the USA I was picked up by a chap in a big old truck heading South toward Richmond Virginia. We became great friends and traveled Europe and the USA together, we lead a 5 week environmental program with students camping and working building the Appalachian Trail, I owe him much […]

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Six happy years

Back in 2008 I blogged about the need for a traditional crafts organisation. For those that don’t know in the UK we have the Crafts Council which supports the modern art end of the craft spectrum contemporary innovative” craft but we had no similar organisation for those of us who chose to work making more […]

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Big news, I have an apprentice. I have written before about the problems of apprenticeship into the crafts in the UK today. I was often been asked why I didn’t have an apprentice and also folk would write to me and ask if they could come and learn from me. I have had various folk come […]

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Robin Wood at Haddon Hall 20 year show

Medieval inspired woodwork displayed in the most perfect medieval house. 2015 marks 20 years that I have been a professional woodworker. To celebrate I have been offered a very special opportunity to show my work in the most perfect environment. Haddon Hall in Derbyshire is a simply incredible survival, a medieval manor house with the best […]

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Changes in the art world?

In yesterday’s Guardian I read about an artist I had never heard of yet his work has just broken records at auction for the work of a living artist. Peter Doig’s “Swamped” instantly appealed to me in many ways. It captures the spirit of a natural habitat that I love. It is what I think […]

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