My long time friend, the Ceramicist Jonathan Cox, had, a couple of years ago, three large plaques split into two or three pieces after they came out of the kiln. Unusable like this but too beautiful to be merely thrown away I offered to try mounting them in wood to give them a new life as wall hangings.
Being a long time furniture maker I had stacks of offcuts, mostly Sweet Chestnut, Oak and Cherry, that I had set aside just in case. With both of us delighted with the result we rummaged through his seconds and discards to try framing other shards in different ways. Inspired by the interplay of shapes, grains and tones of the wood itself as well as the overall effect, I began to experiment with using just wood going to various timber yards and even woodlands to unearth a range of timbers with interesting features or particular shades.
I find the result quite captivating, a dynamic collage full of movement, form and texture. I hope you do too.