9.5 x 7cm
Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Seasonal Decorations which are all designed, laser cut, and hand painted in the Somerset workshop. I work primarily with sustainably produced Birch Wood and a gorgeous heavy grade Somerset Paper locally sourced from nearby St Cuthbert's Mill in Wells and run my own laser cutter which is housed in an elegant (if slightly crumbling!) converted Victorian Brewery. I approach the cutter very much as a craftsman's tool - rather like a Potter relates to the wheel. Getting to know both machine and media is key to my work; it is an ongoing relationship as I discover more about the process and emerging possibilities for consideration. I find the fine lines and details the cutter is capable of producing have become an extension to my drawing tools and offers so much more potential for further investigation.