Monday, 18 July 2016

Wonderful Furniture at Art in Action

I visited Art in Action over the weekend, after so many years this was the last one. Apparently the organiser has passed away and no one else wants to take up the reigns, a great shame.
Among the furniture exhibitors was Robert Ingham with a good selection of his fine boxes.

I particularly liked the box below, attractive and practical.

You can see more of his work here

This was in the demonstration tent, where Nick Barberton was busy working on a carved vessel, his specialty.

I had intended buying (another) one of his very tactile pieces, but the ones that caught my eye were all more than I was prepared to spend.

This one below was the best, quite large and made from one chunk of beautiful walnut. At £1,200 it was well beyond my budget and anyway had been sold on the first day.
You can see Nicks work here

The last pictures are from the husband and wife team John and Louise Cropper.

There was a fair bit of trompe l'oeil marquetry, some of it very clever and some of it almost mind bending!

They had a wide selection of work fitting all budgets and their stand was very busy.
The website is

And just to finish, my favourite non wood piece, a lovely pot by John Laverick.

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