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Woven wood, by Garry Allison with Ismini Samanidu.

CNC Routers are interesting beasts. Most of the time they are used to knock-out volume produced kitchen carcasses and cupboards. But in the hands of a master, the possibilities of contemporary wood carving become alive.

Garry Allison runs the 3d Design course at Falmouth University and has recently exhibited his work at “Collect” an exhibition run by the UK Crafts Council, he has also exhibited at the Wills Lane Gallery in St Ives.

One particularly innovative and interesting collaboration was with Ismini Samanidu who creates textiles. Allison translated some of her designs into “woven wood” revealing something about timber texture that I have never seen before.

It is encouraging to see this type of experimentation finally emerging form the universities.

This work is supported by Hidden Art and Autonomatic.

Textured square plate.

Circle spiral

Geofrom.

Honeycombe

Six sided.

Square line.

Textile and timber.

Textile and timber detail

Timber twill

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