My newly refurbished showroom

3 September 2012, Arts, events and places, Would you like to leave a comment?

The last couple of weeks have been quite hectic with the run up to my open studio. Not only have I been busy making new work, but my showroom has had a refresh from top to bottom. Originally used as a sitting room, many alterations had to be made so that it would be more suitable for displaying my work.

Work started by lifting the old carpet and laying the quarry tiles. Most of these were reclaimed and required some cleaning, but the overall effect was well worth the effort. The room was repainted and all skirting boards cleaned and refitted. As you can see, I’ve been fairly creative with my choice of display plinths! I'm sure that one day, I will get them all to match. I have also made a display table from green oak and toughened glass. The three upright sections have been shot blasted, with the glass sitting in pre cut grooves.

However, the main attraction is most likely the green oak porch, which covers the entrance to the showroom. This has been hand made by local furniture makers DF Timber and is nearly finished. I’m going to wait until the glass has been fitted though, before I take some pictures – I will post these on my blog within the next two weeks.

After C-art, I hope to be open on a regular basis, although maybe just one day a week for the meantime. All dates and times will be posted on my website.

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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