Ian can trace his love of making furniture back to early childhood. He was always fascinated by anything unusual, interesting or quirky. This early calling, plus a true sense of delight in the form, texture and character of materials is strongly manifest in all of Ian’s work today.
He also has an instinctive desire to use reclaimed timber and found objects where possible… If he’s missing that ‘certain’ piece of wood during construction, he heads off to look through the scrap piles at lumber merchants or reclamation yards. Ian’s first love is to make larger constructions, fanciful garden thrones or folly-like summerhouses, but he’s just as happy making smaller items like cupboards, cabinets and clocks and also happy to make a piece from new wood if preferred.
Ian says: “Central and key to all my furniture is the solid build quality. This appeals both to my natural design inclinations and the basic desire to make something that will really last.
Its not just all about the construction though. I like my pieces to be quirky, fun and decorative but at the same time fully practical and functional, even utilitarian in style.