Made by Mark Hanvey
With his new body of work entitled ‘Graft’, Mark Hanvey has taken some creative licence imagining how the timber of two different species of tree would grow if they were grafted at the sapling stage much like an apple tree would be joined with a root stock.
These pieces are made from sycamore, turned green (unseasoned), left to dry and then a twig from a different tree is cut into the side wall.
‘Graft 2’ is turned from sycamore and measure 25cm in diameter and 15cm in height.
About the maker:
Mark Hanvey has been working with wood for over twenty years. His work demonstrates a very high standard of craftsmanship and design. Although introduced to woodturning at school, he is largely self-taught and, after leaving school, he served a traditional apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. With these skills at his disposal and a clear respect for the material, Mark has won a number of awards, including the Craftsmanship Award 2009 from The Crafts Council of Ireland.