Sunday, June 04, 2006

How do they do that?

This weekend, we (the Royal 'we') visited the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2005 touring exhibition at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen (it must have taken the year to reach Bovey Tracey). It was much more impressive than I though it would be and was filled with amazing displays, but for me the real takeaway was an understated coffee table in the gift shop by Robert Kilvington.

Perhaps it is the engineer in me, or that my grandfather was a joiner and cabinet maker, but I REALLY want to know how Mr.Kilvington did these joints. I can see how to cut the shapes, fiddly as they may be- but think about it, how do you bring these two pieces together? It's a conundrum and would love to know the secret. Wonderful.

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1 comment:

Richard Atkinson said...