Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley ⇒ Internationally considered two of the best British artists sculpting in wood, Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley, have shown some incredible knowledge of woodworking techniques. Not only that, but they are also two of the finalists in the Loewe Craft Prize. – Curious? Let CovetED tell you more.

 


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Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

 

When asked about their work, Jim and Liz confess their intention of bringing to life “work with a strong but quiet presence in the landscape”. Their aim is to evoke the natural world, and they do it perfectly by their choice of materials (organic ones, such as oak wood), as well the textures used which are a result of the beautiful woodworking techniques that they applied. The best part? They combine all these elements so harmoniously that the result is a blend of truly masterful wooden pieces.

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Big Round Dish (2015). Made of scorched oak. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Big Round Dish’s Detail. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

 

There is no doubt that their aesthetic is very minimalistic, which contributes to the contemporary look of all their art pieces. In fact, this is the result of a long-established collaboration. – Partridge and Walmsley, have been working together and creating functional woodwork and furniture since 1986. – Their partnership focuses on producing public commissions and architectural projects, however, Jim Partridge also produces vessels.

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Rectangular Scooped Dish. Made of oak. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

“Scorched Burr Oak Table” (2006). Made of scorched and polished burr oak. Photo: ©Phillips

 

They have also been shortlisted twice for the Jerwood Furniture Prize, and their major commissions and public projects include – an altar for Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford; seats for Compton Verney Art Gallery; Warwick University Arts Centre; and Hereford Cathedral Close; and furniture for Edinburgh Botanical Gardens; as well as projects for The Chiltern Sculpture Trail; Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales; and Grizedale Forest in the Lake District. Not only that, Sarah Myerscough Gallery often showcases their woodworking pieces.

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Scorched Sphere and Bleached Sphere (2014). Made of scorched and bleached oak. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

Wide Dish and Heavy Dish (2014). Made of scorched oak. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

“Diving” Stool (2009). Made of scorched and polished burr oak. Photo: ©Phillips

 

Woodworking masterpieces by Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley

“Craggy Block Seat” (2014). Made of scorched oak. Photo: ©Sarah Myerscough

 

Now that you know their work a little bit better, the question remains – Will they be the winners of Loewe Craft Prize? – Stay with us and find out soon.

 


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