A selection of woodwork for the home, garden and business

CARPENTRY

 
 
 

ABOUT

Originally from Sussex, Ben now lives in Pittenweem, in the East Neuk of Fife, with his writer wife, their daughter, a nutty sprocker spaniel and a rescued tabby cat. By day, he can be found in his workshop – a converted milking shed on the Balcaskie Estate; a stunning setting that overlooks the Firth of Forth – where he creates furniture and signage, as well as hand-crafted wooden products.

 

You can find Ben’s wares at an array of local festivals and markets in the near future. But if you’re looking for something larger for your home – bespoke fitted shelving, a special garden gate or bench, some much-needed storage, perhaps shutters to keep out that easterly wind – then do get in touch any time to talk about your needs. 

Traditional Skills, 21st Century Design

“My current smaller work is all about reusing vintage glass and earthenware. I search out pieces of fallen wood with interesting natural features from spalting, burrs, knots, forks or splits. I then study the form of the old pots I’ve collected – Bovril jars, pharmacy bottles, whisky bottles – and marry each one with a specific piece of wood, creating something new that’s both practical and full of character.”

BENJAMIN SILK

WOODWORK & DESIGN
 
 

COMMISSIONS

 

Get in touch to commission a piece from Ben – from built-in storage and kitchen cabinetry, to bespoke shutters, signage, garden gates and benches.

Commissions can be taken for bulk orders of vases, for weddings & other occasions.

SHOPS

 

Ben's unique Scottish Molinillo is available from the Pittenweem Chocolate Co., Pittenweem, Fife

A selection of work is currently on display at:

The Hirsel Gallery, Coldstream, Scottish Borders

The Coach House Gallery,

Pittenweem, Fife

FESTIVALS

 

​​East Neuk Open Studios, Pittenweem, Fife

23rd-24th June 2018

30th June - 01 July 2018

Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife

4th - 12th August 2018

WHERE TO BUY

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Hand-crafted practical art for the home

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