Mark Davis

Some things at exhibitions just catch your eye and stick in the memory. As a rule they are things that display outstanding craftsmanship. This set of tools for use in sewing and leatherwork shown at Bristol in 2015 is one of those. The combination of fine metalworking and ornamental turning demonstrate the highest levels  of skill. Materials used are mainly re-used and include old file blades and a broken car spring. Handles are made from Ivory, bone, horn, boxwood, brass, rosewood and African blackwood, some with Rose Engine turning. Tools include awls, buttonhole chisels, stitch marker and double crease.

We will bring you more of Mark’s work next week.

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