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.
I can hardly believe the leaves of the horse chestnut are starting to turn. And there are blackberries already! Surely summer's not drawing to a close yet. We have had a pretty good one up to now so maybe I shouldn't grumble.
What's new in the world of boxes? That big stationery box is starting to take shape - in fact I'm very happy with it. There have been a couple of nail biting moments when a slip with a chisel could more or less ruin the entire box but I got through those and the end is in sight. In fact if you wanted to see a series of photos of the box taking shape have a look at my facebook page.
As for other boxes; I've got several 'back hinge' jewellery boxes in walnut and tiger oak which are waiting for trays, I've paused work on the stationery box for a few days because I've virtually run out of 'little boxes' and I've got a reasonable number of desk boxes and plenty of ring boxes.
As ever, there's more news from a different perspective on the diary page. Peter