Create Day is 10.10.20
On Saturday 10th October there will be a 24 hour non-stop celebration – showcasing the work and creative process of over 300 artists, makers, designers and creators from across the globe. Short never before seen films, live-streams and demonstrations are being released in real time starting in Oceania at 02.00 AM GMT.
Please view our new short film called A Handshake with Wood made for Create Day.
The event has been conceived by Guy Salter of London Craft Week and working with international organisations there will be hourly releases of exclusive video content uploaded every hour, region by region according to time zone.
All videos will be available on the Create Day website for two weeks.
Our film for Create Day shows work in progress of a lovely new collection of bedroom cabinets and furniture. Our client always encourages Angus to be bold and experimental in designs for her and loves woven willow. Wardrobe doors and drawer fronts of chest of drawers for two bedrooms have woven wood detailing. Benches and bed-side tables complete the collection. The collection is made in Scottish ash combined with darkly fumed Scottish oak.
Our local ash has much more character than commercially grown ash with dark streaks and some knots. This under-rated timber will soon be lost due to Ash Die-back disease already affecting many local ash trees. These disease was accidentally imported into Britain on intensively grown ash saplings. It is another reminder that it is worth finding ways to cherish and use our local resources and trees from less commercial, mixed, native woodlands.
Fuming oak involves exposing our local oak to ammonia which reacts with the tannin in the wood and changes the timber a rich nutty dark brown. This is not a surface finish but a change that penetrates the surface.