a coffee table in glass and elm
inspired by a still pool between boulders at low tide on Caerfai beach, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
I’ve shaped the surface to accentuate the fluid figuring and echo the shapes of stones, pebbles and ripples in the sand.
And the elm has such a range of natural of colours, from near reds to greens, that I decided to leave it untreated.
Actually the decision was made for me one evening when I was in St Davids Cathedral. I was looking at the carving of a knight on the surface of a very old stone tomb where the high points of the face and body had been burnished to a shine by thousands of hands over hundreds of years. And I thought how wonderful it would be for the wooden surfaces of the table to be transformed by stroking hands over the years.
So this is a table to be stroked and stared into with that beautiful beach and its boulders in mind.