Techné

Just came across this from a design conference Nicola attended in Barcelona in 2003, I liked it and thought I would share it. “Techné is Greek for “craft” and “art” and is the term that Aristotle used in theorising knowledge, to refer to the third form of knowledge in his classification of sciences. Now understood […]

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wooden bowl carving

I love carved wooden bowls. In Scandinavia there is a long tradition of bowl carving and it is commonly taught as a green woodworking course. What could be nicer than over a few days hewing a gorgeous wooden bowl from a log and then having it to use at home for many years to come. […]

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sharing skills in Germany

I have finally sorted the pictures from my trip to Germany a couple of weeks ago. We stayed with Michail and Katy Schutte greenwoodworkers, spent time exchanging skills and touring local sites looking at arts and crafts and generally being inspired. Michail is an incredibly competent greenwoodworker with many skills only one of which is […]

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London town on foot

Yesterday was the grand launch of the craft blueprint, a document which we hope will help direct training in the craft sector over coming years. The event took place on the terrace at the House of Lords that’s the little marquee bottom left in this picture. The document is available to download here Inside it […]

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50,000 views bowl giveaway

I just checked the blog and see the counter has popped over 50,000 views, quite amazing since I only added it 6 month or so ago. Anyway I thought it was time to reward my regular readers with a little giveaway. Today I have been turning nice sycamore porringers, the shape of this one but […]

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a holiday with German friends

Last week we were on holiday in Germany visiting Michail and Hannes the friends that built our woodshed for us last year. We lived in a yurt for the week the sun shone, we carved lots of spoons visited craftspeople sat late into the evening round the campfire and had a lovely time. I have […]

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glowing mazers

I have just been finishing off some mazers for English Heritage, they are for new displays at Dover Castle. They are turned quite thin from maple and when I oiled them and sat them on the table I noticed the sunlight shining through them as if they were glowing. The rims have been decorated with […]

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