Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I make fine furniture pieces that blend traditional woodworking
techniques with a refined rustic visual language. Every chair or
table utilizes locally collected woods such as lilac, cherry, or oak.
The unique assortment of sizes and shapes that I discover, refines
each chair or table, allowing my pieces to deviate from convention.
This balance of spontaneity and predetermined structure results in a
functional, yet freely organic object.
While certain parts of each piece must be carved or altered as to
retain proper function, burls and other unique growth shapes are
integrated to highlight certain features. These unusual patterns help
to break down the standard furniture template breathing natural life
into a ubiquitous object. Assembling these pieces creates a dialogue
of growth, where nature continues to evolve through ordinary objects,
building upon the simplicity and charm of the rustic style.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
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I recently curated an exhibition of contemporary Irish craft in response to my home town of Derry Northern Ireland being awarded the inaugural title of UK City of Culture 2013. You can have a look at excerpts from the catalogue at my website http://www.selienacoyle.co.uk/#!projects/c1n56See More