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Words on Wood

Friday 3rd July 7-9pm. Tickets £10

A slide show and talk on the life and work of internationally renowned artist, sculptor, poet and visionary Tim Stead. Presented by Maggie Stead and author Giles Sutherland.

'Giving Tim Stead a definitive label is difficult. His life's work extended to many areas, blurring the lines between furniture design and sculpture, business and conservation, poetry and teaching. Until his death in 2000, at the age of 48, he worked tirelessly on his various and diverse projects, which extended from the founding of the Borders Community Woodland to the establishment of Woodschool, near Jedburgh, a centre designed to cultivate young woodworkers in the use of the rich resources of the Scottish forests.

However, Tim was most famous for his own striking sculptures and furniture pieces created from a mixture of mainly elm, oak and ash. His inspiration was drawn from these materials, resulting in gloriously organic celebrations of the natural world. ' - Giles Sutherland; With The Grain.