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.
We're now well into autumn. The leaves are golden, the blackberries are all picked and in the freezer and the first frosts have visited. Though what a long and beautiful summer we've had!
In the workshop the stove has already been lit and it's time to get down to some serious box making so as I don't run out before Christmas! I've been finishing some jewellery boxes recently and I'm putting these up on the site as they're finished. There are boxes in English walnut tiger oak and burr oak - have a look on the jewellery boxes page of the galleries.
I will also be making some more little boxes with the oak from HMS Victory - hopefully within the next couple of weeks.
There's a good selection of desk boxes still available. Incidentally you don't have to have a desk to own one of these boxes - they work just fine as a bedside table box or a hall box or even a box to throw in all the remotes!
I'm starting to run a little short of ring boxes but I'll be making some soon so hopefully they won't run out either.
As ever, there's more news from a different perspective on the diary page. Peter