This Rimu lidded sugar bowl is made from ancient Rimu sourced from the Mamaku forest. The giant of the forest was in access of 1000yrs when felled and left behind for 80yrs with 3 rotations of pine trees planted over the top. Great timber is where you find it sometimes.
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Caratacos is an original male Celtic name, Derived from the Celtic element car meaning "love". This was the name of a 1st-century British chieftain who rebelled against Roman rule. I have chosen this name to show the strong male influence in the design of this 3 piece writing gift set. The timber used is NZ Rewarewa with NZ Tanekaha. The hardware is 24cart gold and Rodium. The display box is Rose wood.
Our world has changed. This contemporary is my take on an ever-changing virus effecting each and every one of us. The timber used for this piece is Box Elder, enhanced with water based dye.
This lidded box made from sycamore is ideal for storing something precious. I have carved both lid and body with one of my contemporary pyro designs depicting intertwining vines in our native bush with koru fern.