Marc Fish’s Mokume-Gane Console is specially commissioned piece for the gallery. It is made from Bog Oak that dates back 3500 years, which has been converted into 0.5mm slices and laminated back together in its original sequence. This is combined with a metal working technique dating back to 17th Century Japan. The metal was mainly used in swords; Fish has worked on producing a finish that replicates this, but that could be applied to curved surfaces. This has been the result of a four year process.
The designer has been awarded four Guild Marks by The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, and the Claxton Stevens award in 2011 for the best guild mark issued in 2010. In 2015 Marc won first prize at Cheltenham Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design.