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About Studio Critical:

Working in wood, with a mixture of traditional hand tools and modern machinery. Working with urban sourced green wood from the Manchester area and dried woods sourced within the UK. Spoon carving using an axe and two knives. Wood turning on an electric lathe, inspired by pole lathe and traditional forms. My furniture is made using traditional joinery techniques such as staked joints (tapered and wedged round mortice and tenons.)

Further Info

Specialised in
Greenwood - spoon carving, bowl turning on electric lathe, furniture making.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Studio Critical:
East Philip Street
M3 7LE

Verge side plate – made to order

Handmade from quarter sawn UK Olive Ash, these side plates will add joy to any piece of cake, toast or anything else you eat from them. Wood is a natural insulator so doesn’t hold a chill like a standard plate, they also don’t break if dropped! (Usually)

Each plate will have slight variations as they are handmade and colour/grain will vary based on the wood available at the time. Approx. 200mm diameter.

These plates were turned on a vintage Viceroy lathe, made in Leeds. In the tradition of pole lathe turning, the tool marks are left on the plates; no sanding is performed to accentuate the tactile surface of the wood. Finished with food safe linseed oil/beeswax.

This item is made to order and will be posted 2-3 weeks from ordering time. Thank you.