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24 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

Pearson Memorial Bench

I was recently commissioned to build a memorial bench for a couple who were heavily involved in the building of our local community hall on Pender Island.   This bench, like all of my work, is made from all salvaged and reclaimed red cedar driftwood that I split by hand.  I like to leave sections of the […]

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18 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

Swinging Bench

I have wanted to build a swinging bench for many years,  having always loved the feeling of the gentle movement.  I had even already contemplated many different designs for a bench with a little roof over it. This year I finally got a commission from a client to build a swinging bench and throughly enjoyed […]

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08 Mar Posted by in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Four Bedside Tables

Four Bedside Tables

Four Bedside Tables

Two pairs of bedside tables- each one uniquely made from reclaimed hand split red cedar.  These little tables are all 18″ deep by 28″ tall, with the small ones 12″ wide and large ones 30″ wide.  They are meant to go on either side of the bed in both master and guest bedrooms.  The client specifically […]

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10 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Ascension Sign

Ascension Sign

Ascension Sign

Ascension sign- Here is a sign I recently carved for a new business, Ascension Room, a space providing Holistic Health and Wellness for community members and visitors on Pender Island, BC.  The sign is a replication of the business logo- a leafy stem gently bending to create a ying yang design in a circular space.  The […]

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18 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Georgia Wynd Address sign

Georgia Wynd Address sign

Georgia Wynd Address sign

  This address sign turned out very nicely with the curves leading into each other from the posts through the cap.  It is made from all reclaimed old growth red cedar I salvaged from local beaches and then split by hand.  When you split red cedar it follows the grain so any curve that naturally […]

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26 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on K&N Bench

K&N Bench

K&N Bench

This hand split cedar bench was designed to be a little more reclining for the relaxing enjoyment of the owners while they look out over the ocean view.  They also asked me to carve their initials into the back of the bench (like lovers would do…) and this personalizes it very nicely.  For this bench […]

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10 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Greenhouse pad with drystack stone steps/walls

Recently, I was asked to help prepare for a greenhouse that is going to be added to this garden where I have done other stone work and building projects over many years (see my last blog entry update on the older stone walls and shed in the same garden).  The greenhouse sits on this level […]

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03 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Drystack Garden Wall

Drystack Garden Wall

Drystack Garden Wall

Revisiting a garden in which I have worked over the years is always rewarding.  Stone steps are gradually welcomed by creeping plants and the fronds of nearby bushes.  Crevices in garden walls become homes for trailing succulents and tucked ornaments.  Vines utilize posts and screens as support, and in return, shower shade and flowers over […]

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24 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Collaborative Art Project with lace artist Lenka

Lenka Suchanek is a self-taught lacemaker and lace designer.  She 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 to create unique pieces that are […]

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17 Jul Posted by in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on New Cedar Sculptures

New Cedar Sculptures

New Cedar Sculptures

Colin has been busy making new cedar sculptures for Art Off the Fence, an annual art show on Pender Island July 18 & 19~  All sculptures are made from reclaimed cedar driftwood and stained using a natural oil blend ready for indoor and outdoor settings.  Details for each sculpture can be found in the sculpture […]

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