Sculptural chopping board, British ash
L79 W18 D2.5
Made from ash wood, milled from a London street tree, and finished with a food safe, plant based oil and wax, this is a functional chopping board and a piece of sculpture.
This chopping board was hand crafted using an offcut from an ash board, milled from a London street tree which was saved from the chipper. I wanted to create an elongated, sinewy neck to the handle, which would fit comfortably in the hand.
The shaping process involved a number of tools: a band saw to rough out the shape; a spokeshave to shape the curved neck of the handle; a hand plane and sandpaper to burnish the ash to a smooth, polished finish.