Rosie is a designer/maker specialising in woodwork and the creation of one-off and batch production pieces. She has worked hard to increase her own collection recently as well as working on bespoke pieces to commission.
Being a natural material, the wood already has its own history before Rosie uses it. Having come from a tree which has been growing for many years, it shows signs of its previous life, twisted grain from reaching towards the sun, imperfections from diseases, spalted marks from fungus, knots and splits where branches once sprouted and finally marks from where it fell or was cut down. Rosie uses all of these marks to help dictate the sizes and shapes of the work she makes.
When she was young, her parents owned a sawmill. They made sheds, beach huts and animal shelters. Rosie spent a lot of her childhood climbing on log piles, drilling holes and attempting to make bird boxes.
Years later she went to university to study 3D Design and during her third year she rediscovered her enjoyment of working in wood.
Rosie graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2012 and set up a little workshop with some tools she had inherited; others she bought or was given and that’s where it began…
Rosie hopes to make objects which are both useful and beautiful. Everything she makes is fully functional, made to be used and enjoyed.
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
Heart Gallery agrees and if you call in during our festive season you will see Rosie’s beautiful collection.