Howard Lucas

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I love the natural world and from an early age Ive always tried to spend a portion of each & everyday outside. The inspiration for my work is drawn from nature and the natural world, the constantly changing appearance of the sky, landscape and the organic naturally flowing forms of plants, especially trees and the varied colours, textures & grain patterns of the different woods. Im a Craftsman, Wood Turner & Maker with an appreciation & love of beautiful things, particularly wood its organic forms, textures, colours and the strikingly different and varied grain patterns. In my bespoke work & woodturning I try to utilise, exploit & enhance these natural characteristics by using simple forms, sympathetic shaping & flowing lines. Colour forms an integral part of my work & I use the application of colour, liming pastes, waxes & burning to add contrast, greater depth and texture to my work to emphasise, highlight and enhance the natural grain patterns. Design simplicity, fitness for purpose, form and function are important elements of my work especially when working with old materials and discarded items, I love the character and often hidden charm of these unwanted items and I relish the challenges of working with unwanted materials using them to create new, interesting and functional pieces.