Gianni Deidda

24th February 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ 2015 Participating Artists

Hello ! My name is Gianni Deidda and I was born in Sardinia. I have spent the majority of my life living here in England with my wife, Diane.

Although I worked for many years in the plastics industry, I have always held a passion for creating things from wood. As a young boy I made many items using a hand held fretsaw and about 17 years ago I started creating pieces using a scroll saw. I am constantly trying new  ideas & create a variety of wooden products. I use mainly English woods which I source locally but I also utilise recycled timber wherever possible.

17 june Ferry Meadows 7I am passionate about handmade crafts & hold demonstrations to promote this craft & show what can be created from a simple piece of wood.

I am keen to pass on my knowledge & skills to anyone who may be interested to learn & hope to hold workshops in the future. 

I am happy to discuss commissions & bespoke orders, so please do not hesitate to contact me if there is something specific you would like.

I make a variety of wooden items, both functional and decorative. The designs are first produced on paper, this is then pasted on to the wood so you have the pattern to cut. For internal cutting, a hole needs to be made first, so the scroll saw blades can be fed through. It requires a very steady hand, correct tension on the blade and the right speed, in order to cut the pattern smoothly. Naturally, different types of wood require a variation of these techniques. Once the item has been cut it requires sanding and finishing. The latter part of the process takes majority of the time, but attention to a good finish produces a quality item.

It is surprising how many different products can be produced from jewellery boxes to clocks, Christmas decorations to signs, the list is endless!

Contact Gianni on tel: +44(0)7879 047 675



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