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Alan Peters, furniture maker

Alan Peters, furniture maker

an exhibition organised by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums to celebrate ten years of work since his visit to Japan in 1975, with financial assistance from the Crafts Council and South West Arts.

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Published by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums in [Cheltenham] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peters, Alan, -- 1933-

  • Edition Notes

    List of exhibits as loose insert.

    ContributionsCheltenham Art Gallery and Museums.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17167934M

    His move in to Kentisbeare, Devon, where he took on apprentices, heralded his major works. Retirement, he tells me, is not part of his agenda and he is looking forward to producing his best work ever at a more leisurely pace. And it would always go the way it was naturally inclined. We do not use a table cloth, only place mats, and we have never treated it at all gently. Soros also describes his work for leading art manufacturers; the work he exhibited at great international exhibits in Vienna, Philadelphia, and Paris; and his role as designer of choice for such leading artists of his generation as James McNeill Whistler and Oscar Wilde. Face skeletal frame cabinetmaking has been a popular construction style in microwave and recession cabinets are fully detailed in both books and can.

    In he was awarded the OBE for his services to furniture design. July Learn how and when to remove this template message Jeremy Broun is a British furniture designer makerwriter, film maker and musician. And it would always go the way it was naturally inclined. They built their own houses using local materials and traditional techniques. A major milestone was a Crafts Council bursary in to go to Japan, where he studied vernacular wooden architecture. He made furniture very much in the Cotswold style.

    Backs were fitted to sides, and sides to fronts, with immaculate dovetail joints—another Arts and Crafts trademark—that were hardly glued, but tapped in with a hammer. To seat ten. His exquisite work made him the leader of the craft furniture revival of the s and s, and brought honours in both Britain and America. Solid wood moved: it faded in sunlight, swelled in humidity, dried out in central heating, in constant sympathy with its surroundings. The simple forms in Japanese vernacular architecture and furniture reinforced his background in the Arts and Crafts movement. Today the workshop continues to produce furniture to the high standards of design and workmanship established by Edward.


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Alan Peters, furniture maker book

But it was characteristic of him that he continued to make more humble pieces that could be produced in numbers. If people called it art, all well and good; but his was the ethic of the craftsman.

K Illustrated Cabinetmaking by broadside Hylton is angstrom unit visual credit to take the shot out of designing kitchen. Alan Peters, OBE, furniture designer, maker and teacher, borndiedserved seven years apprenticeship in the workshop of Edward Barnsley.

For example, a scrubbed finish to an oak dining table, so favoured by the Cotswold School, is a beautiful surface, immensely practical in use, improving with age and developing a wonderful surface texture that would look fine in many situations, especially in the older farmhouse or cottage-style dwelling, and for most of the time it requires no more than a wipe over with a damp cloth after a meal.

He was hooked young, and stayed there. As Arts and Crafts dictated, everything was done by hand. The simple forms in Japanese vernacular architecture and furniture reinforced his background in the Arts and Crafts movement. Coffer Solid Devon walnut with spalted door panels from the same tree.

However, it is also virtually colourless, just a bland uniform silvery grey. A modest man, Alan was arguably the leader of a generation of furniture designer-makers in the s and 80s. Looking at a chair, his hands would be all over the rails and the struts.

His Cabinetmaking: The Professional Approach is still a major reference book today. Mushroom table Made from the root end of a large walnut tree. Today, it is a beautiful golden colour similar to old stripped pine with not a bruise and hardly a scratch to be seen. Throughout his career he took pleasure in sharing his thoughts and knowledge with fellow craftsmen, and he was deeply committed to passing on his skills in the training of apprentices.

The workshop survived the difficult times of the depression and the war years keeping alive the spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement. But his true legacy was the integrity of his work; he always enjoyed a close rapport with his material, and went to great lengths to acquire the right wood for a particular piece, sometimes buying whole trees to ensure that he could match the grain.

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A scrubbed finish is not restricted to pine, and I have used it for dining and kitchen tables and sideboards in oak, chestnut, pine, cedar and also sycamore. Soros also describes his work for leading art manufacturers; the work he exhibited at great international exhibits in Vienna, Philadelphia, and Paris; and his role as designer of choice for such leading artists of his generation as James McNeill Whistler and Oscar Wilde.

The furniture maker book must fit into the opening like a plug, with no light or gaps visible. It has none of the colour variations of say a rosewood veneer or an oiled elm surface, and it is this richness of colour and grain that many of us find attractive about wood, so one has to move in this instance to a finish that heightens and preserves these characteristics….

In he set up in a new workshop at Minehead, in Somerset, but ill health forced him to cease working in In these three moved from London to the Cotswolds to put their beliefs into practice.

He was strongly influenced by his father, who was a precision engineer.Darrell’s influences as a furnituremaker and designer have been many and varied, including such diverse sources as Gothic, Chippendale and James Krenov.

It’s within the Arts & Crafts Movement (Craftsman, Mission) that he feels most at home though. The ideals of John Ruskin and William Morris have been an inspiration to him.

The cylindrical body with adzed shallow depression within a broad rim, raised on an integral and tapered foot, the underside stamped ALAN PETERS and applied with a printed paper lable inscribed Alan Peters Aller Sudio, Kentisbeare Cullompton Devon Tel.

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