The After the Storm exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh gets underway this weekend (3-4 December) with a special Makers' Market. As well as creating the main pieces of furniture for the exhibition using wood from trees blown down at the Botanics when Cyclone Andrea hit the gardens in 2012, myself and several other makers have been busy making a selection of small products from the same timber.
It's been an enjoyable challenge to come up with creative designs on a smaller scale and I've produced a new range of boxes with a natural edge using birch and maple with burr elm handles. I've also made some limited edition clocks and sets of coasters made from oak, maple, elm and holm oak. Myself and other makers will be at the exhibition this weekend to talk about the project and give people the chance to take home their own piece of Botanics.
The After the Storm Maker's Market is open from 11am-3pm, Sat 3 & Sun 4 December.