Wood Work

Hugh Mckechnie

Sculpture Wood Work

I love taking old pieces of wood, looking for beautiful images within, and making carvings and sculpture.

I've been carving from the age of 7 years. A mallet, chisel, a piece of kauri, an old Chelsea Sugar Factory beam or an old Totara post makes me happy. I look for beauty and I am motivated by love.

I welcome you to come and see waka, fanciful sea creatures and mermaids.

During KOAST this year you'll find me at  my studio  and at The Little Black Gallery

Looking forward to seeing you.

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Jack Armstrong

Wood Work

Jack spent his formative years in New York farm country, a decade in California with the Sierra Nevada mountains at my doorstep and  forty years in Hawai’i before emigrating to New Zealand.  His career in science gave him an appreciation for the magic of nature and a modicum of creativity.

After dabbling in pyrography, copper hammering, sand candles, pottery, stained glass, Hawaiian feather hatbands, leatherwork, decorative woodworking, wind chimes and driftwood sculpture, he discovered his true passion at a woodturning exhibition and took formal training from a master woodturner.

Transforming the energy of a dead tree into an object of beauty is a deeply satisfying and spiritual experience, and each piece he turns is unique. Whether he turns an open, closed or lidded vessel and have a vision of its shape and form, the wood itself ultimately decides how he turns the piece. Woodturning is a journey on the road to perfection that will never end for him, only change and get more interesting.

Jude Fenton

Painting Mixed Media Wood Work

Abstract Painter/Wood Worker

I live and create by the sea. I have gathered recycled timber which I craft into artisan furniture. The most beautiful timbers are reserved for tactile sculptural objects, like small stones and surfboards.

It is a privilege to work with swamp kauri, puriri, taraire, rewarewa, totara and pohutukawa of our area. The pieces are designed to give pleasure to the eye, the hand and the mind.

While I enjoy creating works with harmony and movement I also like to challenge the viewer. My paintings reflect our coastal environment and the people around me. I Iook forward to sharing them.

Click on the images below to see enlargements of my work and scroll through the slideshow.