~ THE MAKING PROCESS BEGINS WITH A FALLEN TREE ~
It takes creative imagination to visualise a wind blown fallen tree transformed into a stunning individual piece of art, sculpture or furniture. That is what Aaron Sterritt does on a daily basis.
Aaron creates contemporary pieces that are inspired by the natural characteristics of the wood in which he works out of his workshop by Logie Steading. Aaron’s skill is to take the split wood and form it into a piece of furniture or sculpture that are one off creations. This is done by the axe; shave horse, drawknife and spoke shave tools.
The end result is a combination of creativity, a deep understanding of wood and the craftsmanship skills to create truly beautiful functional and decorative items.
He also runs green woodworking courses at his woodland workshop here at Logie where you can come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way.
Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split, slice, shave and cleave through the wood with ease. These techniques have been developed over hundreds of years, in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior wood working experience is necessary, these courses are for all abilities.