Category Archives: Woodturned bowls

Why do artists do all day?

Why do artists do all day? Why do artists still call themselves artists? Art no longer has a cause or purpose, art has become everything an earlier art fought to destroy. Art is now a lifestyle choice, just another consumer item. When I started making bowls I liked to think of myself as following in the footsteps of the artist Continue Reading »

New wooden bowls for sale

The oak in the acorn is felled. says Dylan Thomas, in The Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait. And the hawk in the egg kills the wren.  Dylan most likely thought of this as a retort to the philosopher, James Allen’s more romantic, less existential statement, – The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak Continue Reading »

Craft is lesser than Art, apparently

A return to west Wales has revived my interest in the handmade item, perhaps due to the particular morphic resonance that permeates hereabouts. Local peer pressure, whether it be from the land’s memory or from my human neighbours often favours practical substance craft over the pretensions of grandiose Art. I struggle with the relevance of the art vs craft debate, Continue Reading »