This Bench Seat is made from solid American Ash. The main seat structure uses a technique called stacked lamination to build up a solid foundation which is then carved back to its final shape. The curves, also made from solid Ash, re-sawn from the same boards to ensure grain colour and continuity, have been cut into thin strips, then formed into its final shapes. The curve on the left also acts as the supporting leg providing a sturdy, usable bench seat that doubles as a sculpture. Overall length- 1800mm
Inspired by the works of Joseph Walsh, (someone who I have admired since coming across his work 10 years ago) this piece was designed to explore personal boundaries with the hopes of developing new techniques and further progressing my skills as a designer/maker. Not only were my hopes met with an enthusiasm which encourages a ‘new chapter’ of my work, but after working with wood for most of my life, it still amazes me that I can get so excited about learning something new.