Master Woodmaker David Cousley, joins us for episode eight of ten from our second series.
A clip of this episode is available above in the video.
This second series of Making Conversations Podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.
For episode eight, David; who is based in County Monaghan, Ireland, speaks to us about his making journey to mastering the craft of wood-making.
David works on a range of products; including furniture, his Beetle boxes (above) to whimsical hand-carved characters.
David's family cat Gigi is immortalised in the wooden figures he produces, which are based on a multitude of sketches that also feature on GunShy; comic strips based on his rescue dog Rusty. Follow Rusty Cousley the gun shy rescue dog's comic adventure on Instagram.
Listen to David's wonderful Making Conversations Podcast Episode below, or find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google or ask a voice activated speaker to 'Play Making Conversations Podcast'.
'I am interested in making sculptural work which explores a simplicity of line and form, while looking for symmetry and balance.
My working methods have an affinity to vernacular woodworking techniques. Folk carving & primitive sculpture are also an influence; with their directness of approach to both materials and method.'
About text kindly shared from https://www.davidcousleyfurniture.com/
Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme. Episodes are released fortnightly on Thursdays from 18 June 2020.
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