In the Maker's Hands - Kristian Pettifor
As part of our recent show Crafts Alive - In the Maker’s Hands at Rodmarton Manor our makers were asked to share their favourite tools with us.
Kristian Pettifor, a furniture designer maker in the Cotswolds, to tell us about his favourite and why it is special to him.
It's an old 151 spokeshave customised to take a modern hybrid steel blade.
The exploration of light, shadow and texture have become key elements in my work. I rely on a customised spokeshave to fine tune a form and in turn bring an
object to life.
Every part of the process of using this hand tool provides me with great contentment, from the concentration of sharpening a convex blade to the
sensory feeling of creating a fine flowing line.
Find out more about Kristian's practice here