Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese Yosegi Art

Japanese yosegi art is made by gluing colored wood and cutting it thin like paper.  Instead of using paint, Japanese Yosegi decorations are made out of natural fine grains and textures of wood. First, timbers are cut into rods of desired sections, the rods are then glued together to form a section of geometrical design pattern. The surface is sliced into thin plates of wood, which […]

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Create from a Crate art competition is changing recycling forever

Create from a Crate art competition is changing recycling forever

In Australia, Create from a Crate is a biennial recycled woodwork competition that has changed the idea of recycling entirely. First launched in 2002,  the Victorian Woodworkers Association in partnership with Waste Converters Recycling have run 6 successful competitions. This year in 2016, over 40 incredibly talented furniture makers, sculptors, and carvers from all across Australia entered their artwork using the material from just two recycled wooden pallets. http://www.createfromacrate.com/artists/#/clare-solomon/

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