Jason Workman. 

Maker of handcrafted objects.

I have worked with my hands for over two decades, but finding carving has been a revelation. It is now my passion, and I cannot stop.

 

I work slowly, mostly with hand tools, and embrace the long and rich lineage of crafting, including the honing of skills and the bringing of your best to each day at your bench.

 

Working unhurriedly affords me the opportunity to reflect on what it is I do, on the materials with which I work, and on the waste I am responsible for producing. It also allows for a quietude that suits me well.

 

Predominantly I make sculptural bowls, or dishes. These objects might be put to use, or that might serve the equally important function of existing for the pleasure that comes from gazing and touching.

 

While these works of art might resemble one another, they are each a one-of-a-kind. Each possesses its own qualities, its particular form, scale and finish. Yet one informs the other. Like endless questions.

 

Through my craft I strive to marry quality and beauty, with respect to the world's finite resources. You will not see hundreds of pieces made with these hands, just a few, just my best.

 

I live and work in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Commissions are welcome. Send me an email and let's talk!