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Silver Birch Nibbles Tray

£170.00

I picked up this fallen limb over a year ago from a wooded area, just outside the small market town of Cockermouth in Cumbria. I wasn’t why at the time but noticed something nice about the textures and colours of the wood, it also had natural dishing at one end. I thought this would make a great space for nibbles. Using an Adz to remove more stock to accentuate this grove and making the spaces for the wine and glasses or candles has given this fallen limb another life. I had initially intended to strip the bark completely, but suddenly stopped thinking that this little barked section pays a wonderful homage to the beauty of the Silver Birch. The piece is finished to a high gloss finish, resulting from many hours sanding and with the application of natural furniture wax.

Wine and candles for illustration only, not included in sale.

Approximate dimensions: Length 770mm    Diameter 100mm

 

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All of my pieces are created from the ground up with care, love and attention to detail. I like to think of it as not work, but a passion! Akin to that of any artist or sculptor. Your purchase therefore becomes not only a business transaction, but a bond we share for our love of design, nature and our environment that translates to functionality.

Wabi Sabi, ”perfect imperfection”, a Japanese phrase that epitomises this entire collection. Please do take the time to consider this and it’s concept carefully before your purchase.

Timber generally is a live organic medium. In short it can be unpredictable. After a lifetime of avoiding splits, cracks and knots in my work, I now delight in their beauty and characteristics. Likewise please accept that this piece may change in various ways overtime. Ultimately however it is, by design, not built to be perfect. It is it’s imperfections that make it to both you the consumer, and me, it’s creator – Perfect!