The Scottish Furniture Makers Association showcases the beauty and diversity of furniture being designed and made in Scotland today
Interview - Richard England
How would you describe the style of your work?
My style is evolving but I guess it could be described loosely as contemporary. Form is what interests me most. Materials and design details follow from that.
What are your favourite materials to work with and why?
Probably walnut. It’s such a beautiful looking timber and a joy to work with.
What are the benefits for you of being a member of the SFMA?
Being part of a supportive community of passionate, like-minded people....
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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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