Bespoke Urns

All my wood is responsibly sourced locally from tree surgeons, firewood merchants and local authorities. Each piece is selected for its character and beauty, rough turned to shape then allowed to dry and stabilise for up to six months. Once dry it is taken back to the lathe where the shape and wall thickness is finalised, the outer surface is sanded to a scratch free finish and has at least three coats of an eco-friendly hard wax oil applied which needs no further attention for many years. The coloured pieces have a sprayed lacquer finish which again requires no maintenance. The lids and corresponding inserts are made from various dense hardwoods, they have hand chased 16tpi threads and are unique to each urn ensuring a secure closure.

Each one is a truly unique piece of art and is individually signed and dated.

Prices include mainland UK delivery.

This tall decorative urn is made from highjly figured English Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), which naturally is a very white wood with no apparent figure. This piece came from the crotch of a very large tree which is why it is heavily figured. To make the figure really stand out that I have dyed it with colour fast stains that not only emphasise the figure but give it a contemporary look. The spiral decoration has been…
£675.00
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Turkey Oak (quercus cerris) is a relatively fast growing tree and is planted as an ornamental, ideal for windbreaks. This piece came from a very large tree, the crotch of which was about 3 metres in diameter, it has been fumed with Ferrous Sulphate which reacts with the tannins in the Oak darkening it. However because it's a chemical reaction only the surface changes colour and by carving through the natural colour of the wood…
£495.00
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Turkey Oak (quercus cerris) is a relatively fast growing tree and is planted as an ornamental, ideal for windbreaks. This piece came from a very large tree, the crotch of which was about 3 metres in diameter. It has been fumed with Ferrous Sulphate during the finishing process, then three coats of an eco-friendly hardwax oil have been applied. The lid and corresponding threaded insert are in English Boxwood.
£525.00
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Coloured Quilted Poplar with a Holly threaded lid. Lightfast dyes have been used to enhance the amazing figure in this piece, it has then been finished with multiple coats of lacquer and burnished to a high gloss finish that requires no maintenance.
£765.00
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This piece came from the fork of a tree that was rescued from a bonfire. The fork or crotch has lots of figure kind of like scar tissue, for me this makes them the most interesting part of the tree. I have stained it with several colours to enhance the otherwise hidden figure and given it numerous coats of lacquer to preserve its beauty for generations to come. The lid and corresponding inset ring are…
£630.00
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