I first saw Colin Birds chairs on his website. And although the pictures show how amazing they are, it isn't until you have one "in person" that you realise just how dainty they are. When I saw them all sitting together at his stall at Miniatura, I put one on my Christmas list, though I had to order early, as there is a waiting list, not surprisingly, and the chairs are made from scratch so they take time to make. Colin Bird explains the details of his craft on his website http://www.colinbird.co.uk/about.html. He has also written an article, for AIM, about bending wood, which I will definitely have a go at sometime. http://www.artisansinminiature.com/photo2_3.html
I haven't taken as many pictures as I would like to, as the light levels here have been bad, due to the cloudy weather. And it is hard to photograph the chair well, without distortion. I have used lamps for lighting today, which I hate to do, but they haven't come out too badly.
|Handmade Christmas decorations. Cut out of wood and perspex using a jewellers saw. The robins are handpainted on both sides, and each ornament has a tiny hole drilled, with the cord and wire glued in place. The silver chain I bought on Ebay.|
|And the rug is almost finished, sort of.|