The WELSH STICK CHAIR – a visual record by Tim and Betsan Bowen.
Filled with fabulous images of over thirty different Welsh stick chairs, including two contemporary examples.
These chairs were often made by makers who had no formal training in joinery. The WELSH STICK CHAIR – a visual record examines how those craftsmen were highly skilled, understanding how wood grew and how each timber could be best utilized.
The authors have used images of the chairs, stools and tables which they’ve photographed over many years as dealers in Welsh vernacular furniture.
They acknowledge it is not a definitive guide, and they provide details of where Welsh stick chairs can be seen in museums and galleries within the UK.
This book will extend your knowledge and appreciation of these important items of the Welsh folk art tradition.
It also contains a rich bibliography of books and further sources which can add to further understanding.
Anyone with an interest in chairs and vernacular furniture will love this book.
1120 pages, full colour, 180mm x 240mm