Richard Gibson

Profile
"During my career in engineering I discovered Shaker boxes; they captivated me. What began as a hobby grew over the course of 20 years, into a business. Based in rural Dorset, I now supply galleries across the South West and run courses."

Approach to teaching 
"In teaching I aim to share something of the Shaker ethic; the simple pleasures of making something by hand, especially with those who think it may be beyond them."

What inspires my work 
"The economy of materials, time, and effort to arrive at an elegant object that is a pleasure to look at, handle and use, maximizing the use of locally grown timber."

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