In truth, only part of a make. But still a successful lasercutting of leaves for the Tom Raffield business assist. Having spent many hours drawing on inDesign, ash, beech, holly, oak, sycamore and walnut leaves were cut on the appropriate veneer. Some are just simply the silhouette, and some have been engraved with stylised veins. The delicate end result was then carefully packaged up and sent on.
The finished outcome of a joint project with Safia Megatli. The project report is done, exhibition boards are printed and the walls are freshly painted. The only thing left to do is to put the work in the space.
The photographs show the details of the weaving and wood joints as well as the combination of the two materials together.
The whole process was documented on a separate blog, in which we kept a record of how long it took to make: from spinning the yarn to lathing the legs. More photographs of the entire process are also over there.
I’m working with fellow student Lucy Plant on a business assist for Tom Raffield. A graduate of my degree, he’s still based in Cornwall and primarily uses steambending to create lighting products.
For this project, Lucy and I are creating individual leaves that will be lasercut, steambent and then arranged into a chandelier-esque light.
Flat pack rocking chair. We intend to bind it with a quilt of the Textile department scraps, just to ensure it doesn’t fall apart. But we’ll see if we actually get around to doing that..