Adrian McCurdy has worked with wood since an early age. With a background in Fine Art, Adrian’s career moved first from painting to a development of unique wood-skills in furniture and more recently carved panels. From his workshop in the Scottish Borders, Adrian produces furniture using quality local timber and craft techniques both long established and contemporary, often working with storm damaged wood felled by local saw-mills.
'In most cases I use wood from trees that have come to the end of their life. When a suitable log catches my eye, I've had it cut to length and delivered to my work place. Not shopping for 'planked-timber' means I can be resourceful with nail-impregnated hedge-trees or the occasional lightening struck park-tree. Storm damage is the norm as large trees become more susceptible to losing major limbs. Bigger trees offer the greater possibilities and are surprisingly less wasteful than smaller trees. Quite simply there is less wastage (unless there happens to be a hidden knot inside).
I like to treat each piece as a sculptural exercise with the permutations seemingly endless as to what to use and how it might best combine with other components. Leg shapes combined with top or seat is an obvious case. The shapes collected (over many years) set the boundary of possibilities.' - Adrian McCurdy, 2021
Adrian's work featured in the group exhibition, In the Grain, April 2021 at The Scottish Gallery.
Click here to find out more about Adrian's new work from 2021 in our dedicated blog.
Twisted Low Table View details
Twisted Low Table2021cleft oak, burnished top with carved leg topsH:38.5cm W:42cm D:43cm£850Cleft Oak Box (open) View details
Cleft Oak Box (open)2021pegged oak box with wooden hingeH:29.5cm W:33cm D:21cm£1,200Cleft Oak Box View details
Cleft Oak Box2021pegged oak box with wooden hingeH:29.5cm W:33cm D:21cm£1,200Cleft Oak Box (detail) View details
Cleft Oak Box (detail)2021pegged oak box with wooden hingeH:29.5cm W:33cm D:21cm£1,200Spring Leaf Bench View details
Spring Leaf Bench2021cleft oak, water-based dye and glazed finishH:48cm W:83.5cm D:27.5cm£850Cleft Oak Stool View details
Cleft Oak Stool2016Cleft oakH:40cm W:43cm D:41cm£640Adrian McCurdy in his studio View details
Mixed wood chair View details
Mixed wood chair2021ash, oak and yewH:127cm W:49.5cm D:49cmSoldLarge (Luxurious) Stool View details
Large (Luxurious) Stool2021riven oak seat and legsH:53cm W:60.5cm D:37cmSoldLow Table Stool I View details
Low Table Stool I2020cleft oak, gall ink, hard wax-oilH:41cm W:53cm D:35cmSoldLow Table Stool II View details
Low Table Stool II2020cleft oak, rosewood, gall ink, hard wax-oilH:41cm W:53cm D:32cmSoldBlack Top Low Table View details
Black Top Low Table2018Cleft oak and gall inkH:40cm W:55cm D:35cmSoldBlack Top Table View details
Black Top Table2019Riven oak and gall inkH:42cm W:56cm D:35cmSoldLow Table / Stool View details
Low Table / Stool2019Riven oakH:41cm W:43cm D:41cmSoldCleft Bench View details
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