Expanded Elm Seat ('Slated Elm Seat')
Expanded Elm Seat ('Slated Elm Seat')
Expanded Elm Seat ('Slated Elm Seat')

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This piece was exhibited at the Crawford Arts Centre in St Andrews in 1988. It is a fascinating work, cut from a single plank of wood, which has then been subjected to the steam-bending box. Two vertical parallel cuts are made in a piece of wood to create three equal tines. The plank is then steamed, allowing the central of the three tines to be bent in one direction and the other two bent together in the opposite direction. Inserted wooden wedges tie the piece in its finished shape.

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture



Expanded Elm Seat ('Slated Elm Seat')




cut, steam-bent & wedged elm


H 65 x W 18.5 x D 52.5 cm

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