Arts Derbyshire

Artist profile

Jacob Butler – Furniture and Woodwork

I am a designer/maker of furniture, using traditional methods, natural and recycled materials, and designs derived from the traditional. This is a new venture (2009) for me, having worked for the last 25 years in architectural joinery and period building conservation. I use hardwoods and softwoods, new or recycled as available, and natural finishes, mainly linseed oil and paint. I am also interested in how to use recycled man-made materials. Although my central interest is the “anonymous vernacular” tradition I am interested in where this merges with the “primitive” on one hand and with modern art & design on the other.

Creative Genre

  • Design: Product design

Work Undertaken

  • Commission

Work in Education

  • Regeneration



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