Christmas Blue Magpie – Artist Profile: Andrew Byham

Andrew makes hand carved wooden bowls, spoons and stools.

He started whittling spoons and bowls simply for relaxation, switch off “me” time, looking for a creative escape in an increasingly digital world.

Design is driven by the materials and tools he uses. Andrew draws inspiration from a talented community of green woodworkers but spoons, bowls and kuksas must be primarily functional.

Wood is sourced through local conservation and land management projects Andrew is involved with; giving him access to the perfect materials -typically Rowan, Cherry, Birch and Beech green wood.

Andrew takes wood that’s destined for the bonfire and turn it into something useful and beautiful.

Andrew will be at the market on Saturday and Sunday.

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