David Heaton

 

I am a designer specialising in creating contemporary objects from primarily native British hard woods, slate and glass.

I originally trained and practiced as a product designer and design lecturer before making the natural progression to producing craft objects that are not only desirable and beautiful in appearance but which, given my background, can also perform a function.

I use woods such as sycamore, beech and elm, enjoying the texture, grain and surface markings these provide when turned, I use of established techniques to create contemporary items from single pieces of wood can be challenging but result in unique, tactile and exciting final objects.