Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling

We make sculpture in wood, from half-ton monumental forms for a secret garden, to vessels sewn together from sections of veneer weighing a few grammes. We work together on every stage of the pieces, and have been collaborating full time since 1997. What all our pieces share is the central role of the hand and of hand tools, primarily through carving. Our most recent bodies of work began last summer with a nine week residency at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, investigating combining traditional carving techniques with stitching.

We have lived and worked together in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in England's Cotswold hills since 1997.

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