Wood artist Nic Webb on the creative power of accidents

Nic Webb, Crafts Magazine, February 25, 2016

The maker embraces the unexpected when scorching, soaking and staining his wooden vessels.


I had some work on show recently. The venue was small, busy and some of the pieces were delicate. While talking to someone I heard a woman say ‘No, you can’t do that.’ As I turned to see what was happening I saw another, well-dressed older woman, vigorously spinning a wooden vessel with a particularly fragile rim. In the moment I turned, I watched her hand grab the rim to stop it spinning, causing part of it to break away...