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Paul Ward

Meteorite

Carved from Sapele. Oiled and waxed finish.
2012

Lazy Susan

Made from Sapele with Ash inlay.
2012

Lazy Susan

Made from European Oak with Walnut inlay.
2012

Elm Coffee table

Made from reclaimed Elm. The legs are made from Idigbo that has been ebonised.
2012

Post Box

Made from Douglas Fir with walnut inlay
2012

Flower occassional table

Pine top with Walnut inlay and Oak legs.
2012

Foot Stool

Made from Oak with Walnut inlay. Traditional upholstered.
2012

Georgie's Box

Keepsakes box deigned to look like a book. Made from Oak, Fiddle red Oak veneer, tropical olive wood veneer with Walnut inlay
2012

Jewllery Box

Oak jewellery box with a Wych Elm panel and hand carved hinges.
2013

Paul Ward

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Paul Ward

I started my working life as a Joiner working for a bespoke company.  Over the fifteen years in the shop, I worked on many beautiful items of bespoke architectural and restorative joinery mainly in my home county of Devon.  As my experience grew so did my thirst for knowledge and I found myself studying subjects from cabinetmaking to marquetry.  It was with these new skills and knowledge that I realised I was no longer content in a  manufacturing environment.
  I am fortunate to have been brought up in an artistic environment and have chosen to create art using the most powerful tool  we all possess, imagination.
I work mainly in wood but I feel that the design of certain pieces can be enhanced with a touch of something else.  Such as the use of metal as the two materials have such a fascinating contrast.
My inspiration comes in many forms, from everyday life, objects and the people I meet, to the natural world with which there is an endless source of inspiration.  I especially enjoy taking inspiration from the shape and form of the wood itself, as every piece I see shows and tells a different story.  Such as a plank of Yew that still retains the bark and shape of the tree, to a knot that has been cut a particular way in the grain to produce an interesting shape.
Every piece I make has a story to tell from conception to completion.  I want my work to convey a story that reflects the vision for the creation.