Peter Lloyd, working from his small workshop in Cumbria UK, searches out unusual and beautiful English hardwoods to create jewellery boxes, ring boxes, work boxes, writing slopes.
Whether it be a desk box made from tiger oak, a jewelry chest, a little jewel of a ring box or stationery box of burr elm, each of these handmade wooden boxes is a celebration of its wood.
Christmas is very nearly upon us, the year is approaching the shortest day (thank goodness) the berries are bright red on the holly bushes and the high street frenzy steps up a notch. Not that I've been near a high street - I've been beavering away in the workshop making sure all the Christmas boxes are finished.
Actually things have not been quite as frenetic in the Peter Lloyd's box world as in previous years. Now that I've stopped making commissioned boxes I've only got my own deadlines to meet and on the whole - I've met them! Well, I do have one more box to make but I didn't promise it for before Christmas but now - 'it would be good if I could...' so I might have to get the elves back in...
There are new jewellery boxes on the gallery page and new 'desk' boxes too.
A very happy Christmas to you. Peter