David Heaton

David Heaton is a Cheshire based designer specialising in creating contemporary objects from primarily native British hard woods.

David originally trained and practiced as a product designer and design lecturer before making the natural progression to producing craft objects that are not only desirable and beautiful in appearance but which, given his background, can also perform a function.

David uses woods such as sycamore, beech and elm, enjoying the texture, grain and surface markings these provide when turned, his use of established techniques to create contemporary items from single pieces of wood can be challenging but result in unique, tactile and exciting final objects.

‘Having trained and practiced as a Product Designer it is perhaps not surprising that I am currently exploring the development of craft items that are not only desirable and beautiful in appearance but which can also perform a function.
I work predominantly with British hard woods such as sycamore, beech and elm. I enjoy the texture, grain and surface markings these provide when turned. The use of established techniques to create contemporary items is both challenging and exciting to me.
The range of lidded receptacles and angled bowls I am currently developing are each made from one piece of wood so any pattern within the material is continuous through each element. The results are final pieces that are each totally unique.’

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