Spalted Sycamore Vessel
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Medium: Sycamore, Wood
Spalted Sycamore Vessel by Richard Chapman is a masterfully crafted piece. The beauty of Richard’s woodwork is found in his ability to reveal the natural textures, and colours of the wood beneath the perfectly polished surface. It is easy to recognise the love that has gone into turning each piece. They are the creations of a man with a great passion for his craft.
Richard is also passionate about the correct management of trees and forests and supports organisations such as the Royal Forestry Society and Woodland Heritage, believing that for every tree that is felled at least two should be planted. For his work he specialises in using salvaged wood that is destined to be burnt. He is known to all nearby landowners and is a familiar sight as he rummages through their wood piles.
Like all living things, trees have a finite existence. Richard through his creative process saves age-old wood for eternity. In his old farm-smithy workshop in the depths of rural Norfolk he is busy turning nature into art.