THE CAMBERWELL BEAUTY
Made in: 2011
Location: Walworth Garden Farm, London, SE17 3BN
Materials: 600 year old Oak
The bench was carved from a single windfallen Oak trunk from Oxted, Kent. I started by cutting all the rot out to see what usable wood there was. The final form of the bench was suggested by the shape of the remaining timber once all the rot was removed. Walworth Garden Farm wanted their logo - The Camberwell Beauty - incorporated into the design. To have it resting between a pair of open hands seemed a natural conclusion.