Profiles

Thorkild Hansen passed away on November 6, 2021. This interview was recorded in 2017 and wasn't made for broadcasting, however it's now an opportunity to learn a little more about a key figure at the Centre For Fine Woodworking, NZ.

UK marquetry artist Olivia Faire uses wood and other materials to create subtle imagery inspired by nature and the built environment. Interview by Rick Knopke.

Edmund Rosenstengel must rate as one of Australia's finest cabinetmakers. Story by Troy McDonald.

Terry Martin investigates the life and works of Peter Harley.

For US furniture designer and maker Leslie Webb, woodworking was the perfect synthesis of maths, science and creativity. Interview by Linda Nathan.

Twenty-one years ago an exhibition of furniture drew inspiration from the locality and landscapes of the trees it was created from. Reviewed by Hamish Hill.

In this video George Nakashima explains the significance that trees have for him, and we also see glimpses of his furniture making processes.

Kevin Williams has for decades championed the use Australian native timbers for musical instrument making.

A conversation with Jack Doig tells his story in brief, and reveals a life-long passion for woodworking

The current issue of Wood Review magazine features an article about varnishes and their constituents. Here, Woodworkers Association of NSW member Peter Dunn asks the author, Shane Orion Wiechnik about his background as a woodworker and conservator.

Tracing the inspiration for Adelaide designer Khai Liew’s 2007 exhibition takes the viewer on a cultural journey through time.

Australia’s first cabinetmakers, often convicts, built fine furniture that is now historically important as a record of early colonial times. Story by Jamie Bell.

Working for 12 months in the renowned Edward Barnsley workshop in the UK was a career inspiring experience for WA furniture maker Nathan Day.

Two makers discuss their starting-out journeys as makers and reveal their understanding of processes and methodologies.

'For all of you, and particularly those that are not so familiar with Bryan Poynton and his work, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to this national treasure', writes Alastair Boell.

Within the space of a few hundred years, colonising Europeans felled huge tracts of old growth forests throughout the world. Like Australia’s red cedar, the long-lived giant kauri trees of New Zealand were dealt a similar fate.