"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." William Morris (1834 - 1896) (English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement.)
Hugh has an eye for natural processes and connection with the spirit of nature; his work strongly reflects this deep understanding passed down from his ancestors, who had worked and crafted the earth in the heart of England for generations.
Hugh makes appropriate use of locally sourced seasoned and green hardwood species, fashioning them with basic hand tools and devices; shave horse, drawknives, augers, wooden bench planes, saws, gouges, rasps, adze, froes …………………….. to create sympathetic pieces.
Products include; tables, benches, chairs, hurdles, walking sticks, plant labels, chopping boards, peg looms for weaving and treen for the kitchen. Commissions accepted.
Hugh lives with his wife Lisa in a wooded valley south of St Buryan, less than 1½ miles from the sea, in West Penwith.