‘Graft 5’


With ‘Graft’ Mark Hanvey is taking some creative licence and imagining how the timber of two different species of tree would grow if they were grafted at sampling stage much like an apple tree would be joined with a root stock. These new arrivals are made from sycamore, turned green (unseasoned), left to dry and then a twig from a different tree is cut into the side wall.


‘Graft 5’ is turned from bleached sycamore.

Artist Bio

Mark Hanvey is a woodturner and furniture maker from Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Mark has been working with wood for over 35 years, both at the lathe and the bench. His work embodies a deep respect for the material which he loves, ad he strives to connect with the purist elements of wood. His work can be found in both public and private collections in Ireland and abroad, including the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.