Christopher J. Darby

Site Number: 142
WS
Darby Woodwork
Quarter-sawn oak chest with two drawers
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Region: 
Kenilworth
Artform: 
Furniture, Woodwork, Woodturning

Chris is a Warwickshire-based cabinetmaker, designing and building wooden furniture with traditional joinery techniques by hand – largely inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement.

"All the pieces I make are made to order. They're designed, marked out, sawed, planed, chiseled, constructed, sanded and finished by me alone.
I hope that each piece I make can bring daily joy to someone's life every time it's seen, touched and used.
I prefer to use hand tools where possible. It creates a peaceful environment, less dust in the air, keeps me healthy, and uses no electricity – great for the planet!
It gives individuality to each piece with the subtle marks they leave. Each cut or chop is a hand-printed memory, etched into the wood – giving it new life."

Chris will be demonstrating his woodworking skills for visitors throughout the exhibition – this could be sharpening a hand plane, cutting a dovetail or (most likely) searching for a pencil. You are welcome to visit!

Venue

Unit 3, Alvis Works
Common Lane Industrial Estate
Kenilworth
CV8 2EL
Directions: 
Head down Common Lane Industrial Estate road. Workshop/parking on right hand side in Alvis Works.
Telephone: 
07835 379133
Darbywoodwork@gmail.com
Added extras: 
Commissions welcome, Demonstrations, Parking, Toilets, Workshops
Accessibility Level: 
Level 3 : Partial access - some steps or narrow doorway to parts of the venue.
Working studio: 
yes

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2022
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Times: 
11am-5pm

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