I take pleasure in unlocking the incredible beauty of wood
Rural Lincolnshire based Wood Turner
Mathew Gardner is participating in ESC Artists Autumn events in 2019.
Stamford Arts Centre:
- 22nd October to 3rd November – Gallery Exhibition
- 3rd November Artist Market in the Ballroom
My design cues are taken from the natural environment and can be witnessed in the smooth, gentle, curving and flowing profiles.
I am a self taught wood turner with an eye for the unusual. We are based in a small village in rural Lincolnshire. Our home workshop allows me the space I needs to design and make our beautiful creations.
Wood is a natural material, so the colouring and grain pattern of each piece is truly unique. The wood is carefully chosen for its properties and each piece made to make the most of the wood figuring.
I take pleasure in unlocking the incredible beauty of the wood itself and love how I can express myself in ways that words just cannot compete. Nothing measures up to the excitement and discovery of peeling away layers of wood and exposing the hidden treasures in the grain, texture and colour. Using the gifts of nature we create beauty in simplicity. I aim to use locally sourced timbers but we also use a variety of exotic words too.
Contact Why Not Wood
Facebook Page: Why not wood ; Twitter: Whynotwood1
all images © Mathew Gardner
- Cathi Prince: Shedglas Design
- Charron Pugsley-Hill
- Claire Rudin
- Ella Jenkins
- Eve Marshall
- Fiona Kingdon – Artist in Wood
- Jacki Cairns: Heartwork
- Josette Carroll
- Katie Lancaster
- Lesley Adolphson
- Lin Chatfield
- Mary Green
- Mathew Gardner: Why Not Wood
- Paul Saunders
- Rachel Watts: Through These Eyes
- Shalini Austin