I am Kevin Longstaff and welcome to my website. This is a new venture driven by my passion for working with
wood and exploiting the best of it's natural form.
The items on our website are our own creation and, where available, for sale either directly from us, through galleries and exhibitions or from the stalls we run from time to time that are shown on our news page. The site is aimed at showing you what we do and why we do it. If something you like is shown but not available then we can make it. If there is something that is a variant (size, shape, wood type) we can make it to your specification or create something entirely different - just write, call, email or join us on facebook.
In your exploration of this site you will discover the range of pieces that I have made and I would welcome commissions to your specific
requirement. In the other projects section I have included some of the wide range of commisions undertaken.
I have now included some details about my hobby project which like my sculpted yachts below combines wood and sailing but in a more practical application. We now own a beautiful wooden skaffie lugger called Gratitude which I hope will provide hours of wonderful sailing but also help develop my real boat building skills. With my wood sculpting experience I can probably manage most repairs but it is things like dealing with copper nails and rovings that will extend my skills.
I am very flexible in the sources of wood that I use but my main philosophy is to enhance the natural grain and maximize the use of all aspects of the wood. Even the flaws in wood can be turned into a feature such as the rotten knot removed from the Cherry board shown. Each piece of wood provides the exciting challenge of how best to exploit it’s good and bad features to create the finished item. This is a list of some of the sources of wood used :-
Local seasoned Hardwoods
|Don't see anything that appeals but would like something created to your own specification then please contact me and we can discuss your requirements.|