Your thesis project explores the materiality of timber. What is the one thing about Timber that most fascinated you?
It is incredibly versatile, there are significant differences between species and even within a section of a tree there are different visual and structural properties. This area of knowledge used to be regularly practised by boatbuilders and bowyers, but sadly this set of hands-on craftsmanship skills are slowly being lost over time. Having said that there is an exciting and accessible set of new skills which reduce the barrier to entry through digital production processes. This general idea of translating craft skills into a design led fabrication process led to my Masters thesis of exploring principles of bowyers into architectural structures through careful removal of material to flex wood into patterns and structures.