Profiles

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.

An interview with wood sculptor Hape Kiddle reveals some of his design influences and work processes.

How does a Canadian come to be apprenticed to a renowned craftsman in Miki, Japan? An interview with Benedict Viertelhausen.

Terry Martin and Yuriko Nagata observe the tools and techniques of Takehito Nakajima as he completes a bowl.

A six week open studio residency at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in New Zealand was an opportunity for eight makers to push their design and technical skills to the next level. Story by Linda Nathan.

"He leaps in scale from larger than life to the most delicate netsuke. He is comfortable with wood, stone or bronze. He can work in stylised abstract or stark literal realism." Evan Dunstone reviews the work of Silvio Apponyi.

Arnhem Land makers and Melbourne based designers are collaborating to produce a range of high-end furniture.

Paul Freeland, rock musician, woodworker, furniture maker, sculptor and teacher passed away on Friday April 17 – may his creative spirit remain with us all and forever with future designers, artists and makers.

An interview with Wood Review author Andrew Potocnik.