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Dennis Hales works with locally grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. The white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper.
Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society. His work is sold through Galleries, Exhibitions and craft events.
Commissioned work has included; table centre fruit dishes, gold leaf bowls and wedding anniversary wall platters. Visit the workshop display (by appointment) to discuss individual requirements. A current commission involves colour matching soft furnishing fabrics wall colourings and wood finishes in the creation of a table centre and wall piece with the common feature of gilded centres.
Recent work by Dennis Hales includes a collection of coloured and gilded boxes for a national woodturning exhibition and the acquisition of a "local" holly tree resulting in the production of "wet Turned" bowl and dishes gilded with silver.
This text was taken from the 'Profile' page of Dennis Hale's website (16 Nov 2011).