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06 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

Rosemarkie Cedar Address Sign

I am just so grateful for all the excellent and fun projects I regularly get commissioned to design and build.  This is one of the latest projects, an address sign here on Pender Island.  The sign is a little bigger than some others I have done to accommodate the large embossed carving that is based […]

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06 Nov Posted by in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Cowan Coffee Table

Another great project.  This one was made with love for friends on Salt Spring Island.  This is a custom coffee table – 4′ long, by 32″ wide and 16″ tall, with a shelf underneath.  The wood is all salvaged red cedar driftwood except for the 2 pieces I used for the shelf which were cedar […]

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25 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

Cedar Bench

This is new hand split cedar bench I made for a client on Salt Spring Island this summer.  It was commissioned to sit in a special garden in memory of a loved one.  I love these projects.  They mean so much to me and the clients.  Its very satisfying to create something that will help […]

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21 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

Jago Coffee Table

This was a fun little project for a local couple here on Pender Island.  They needed a small coffee table but also wanted something artistic.  So I used some very unique pieces of red cedar that I found which have amazing colour patterns for the top of the table and fun curved pieces for the […]

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19 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on The Offering

The Offering

The Offering

 This collaborative art piece called The Offering was done with Lenka Suchanek of White Rock, BC.  Lenka works in the centuries old European techniques of handmade bobbin lace and needle lace, bringing them to life in pictures, sculptures and wearable art. Specializing in metal lace, she uses fine wires of copper, bronze, steel, and precious metals […]

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17 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on From the Woods- A collaborative art show

From the Woods- A collaborative art show

From the Woods- A collaborative art show

Colin’s sculptures and furniture were once again shown at Pender’s local winery, Sea Star Vineyards, alongside four other Pender artists.  The June 23-25th show titled ‘From the Woods’ featured paintings by Kim Pollard and Carol Davidson, wood turning by Robert Wilman, and multi-media creations by Bea McDowell, which filled the gallery space provided by the winery […]

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11 Oct Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

Sculpting with Amber Briglio Photography

Sculpting with Amber Briglio Photography

Sculpting Fire Dance II with a local photographer~ I had a great time this past spring working with a photographer who was interested in following the start to finish process of a sculpture.  Amber Briglio came for a couple of hours 3 times over the course of a week or two to capture images from […]

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29 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

Japanese Fence Bamboo Garden Project

This winter I had the opportunity to build a very unique fencing project on Pender Island.  A new client had planted a bamboo grove on their forest property but was having issues with the deer eating the young bamboo (which they normally do not eat) so called me to talk about fencing the grove.  We […]

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10 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on FESTOOL

FESTOOL

FESTOOL

This blog is about some of the electric tools that I use (I do most of my work with hand tools).  I discovered the Festool brand from Germany many years ago through Lee Valley, Canada’s largest supplier of Festool products.  Festool is a very good brand with high standards and well designed tools.  They also […]

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13 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Reclaimed cedar dining set

Reclaimed cedar dining set

Reclaimed cedar dining set

Cedar is an amazing wood, and so versatile.  I have made many things over the years, but never a full indoor dining set.  Usually I make my furniture a little heavier as it is most often used as outdoor furniture.  This dining set was made to be inside, so I tried to keep the scale […]

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