Nic Webb carves, scorches, burns, soaks and stains diﬀerent species of fallen wood to create pieces that explore the natural drama of the material. Each piece is a personal response to the character of the wood, which is interpreted in diﬀerent, creative ways. The artist uses experimental and intuitive processes and he incorporates and highlights imperfections in the wood to create striking detail. Using traditional tools, modern methods as well as elemental forces such as fire, ice, air and water he shapes and sculpts in an unbound and organic manner.
Webb comments that, ‘as fire journeys into wood, forms are revealed, briefly seen and quickly disappear. These vessels begin in primitive crudeness, move through varying states of function, and evolve or ‘devolve’ towards a delicate border between existence and absence. On the whole the fire and the wood burn as they wish. As the piece concludes, I intervene, shepherd and finally halt the progress of loss at the place before all remnants of the journey are gone. The objects that remain are forms captured moments before they disappear completely from our world. They are husks; the edges between being and not.’
Webb’s work is at the forefront of international craft; he has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally and is part of prestigious private collections.
Sarah Myerscough is delighted to present Scorched, an exhibition of scorched wood pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers, organised as part of London Craft Week 2019. The exhibition also includes a series of artists' talks throughout the week.
Featuring works by: Maisie Broadhead, Helen Carnac, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Paul Matter, Gareth Neal, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb
Featuring works by John Makepeace, Ernst Gamperl, Marc Ricourt, Eleanor Lakelin, Marlène Huissoud, Adi Toch, David Gates, Helen Carnac, Nic Webb, Alex Devol, Sarah Pschorn, Adam Buick, Studio Furthermore, Joe Hogan, Michael Geertsen, Jim Partridge and Jochen Holz.
Designers: Juliette Bigley, Ane Christensen, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Rebecca de Quin, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Peter Marigold, Marc Ricourt, Simone ten Hompel, Adi Toch, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac & David Gates, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, Zaha Hadid & Gareth Neal, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Andrew Mackenzie, John Makepeace, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.
Designers: Beatwoven, Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Marcin Rusak, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh, Nic Webb.