Thursday, 17 May 2012

New Artist: Tim Brooks, Wood Sculptor

Tim Brooks an artist steadily growing in reputation displaying and selling work in galleries across the west country.  He specialises in creating beautiful works that stem from a deep reverence of the materials used. His primary medium is wood, and he effortlessly takes it in its natural form and transforms it in his own unique way. Tim lifts out both the innate beauty of the wood and what would otherwise be flaws, and creates unique and stunning works of art which, are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional additions to a home. See more of his work at: Tim Brooks Wood Turned Originals
Spalted Beech Goblet

" I have been a wood turner for over 20 years and it's my passion.  I have been working in mid- Devon and, more recently, Somerset.

Sometimes it's the wood that drives the design and sometimes the beauty I see within the wood.  For a piece to work just right, it has to inspire and nourish the artist first.  To feel that rush of anticipation of what is possible in the piece and then to see the beauty which lies beneath.

A log is just a piece of wood until it has been sculpted, designed and fashioned into an art form.  Then it becomes something else.  It's that something that makes us want to take it home.  Every time we look at it, it gives something back."

- Tim Brooks.

Jarrha vase with ebonised rim

Hawthorn vase with Jarrha base

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Country stools

Pretty Victorian Country Stool

Fabulous Elm milking stool 19th Century

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The charm of the countryside!

It may seem dismal weather around here and we are quite in the mists today as well as in the 'midst' as the surrounding country side is covered by low cloud, making everything feel quite heavy and humid. Still, spring... summer infact must be on the way and we have some lovely items in ready to make the most of the long awaited better weather, and, to enjoy right now all winds and muddy weathers!

Edwardian Boot Scraper, perfect for cleaning off muddy wet foot apparel! This quaint article is a genuine bespoke make. Crafted from mahogany with scraper and boot brushes.

Gorgeous enamel jugs for decorating the country home

Large Rustic pine dresser

Picnic Baskets and blankets galore

Friday, 13 April 2012

A quick report!

With all the new lines of stock and many more daily tasks the blog has been quite neglected, however here is a quick visual report..

The front Gallery

Vintage/French Couture Room

Pour Madame..

Sweet Linen of all shapes and sizes

Sitting Pretty: Small China Cake Stand

Dressing Table accessories: 1930's

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Happy New Year

We have been having a very busy few weeks over Christmas, as the Emporium has welcomed new traders joining us from their previous location in Wells where they were trading as Guardhouse Antiques. They bring with them their valuable experience and dedication, as well as their beautiful stock. We now have a gorgeous selection of whole new lines in jewellery, vintage clothing, silverware, coins and collectables.