Lady Gardener Wooden Automata


‘Lady Gardener’


Lady Gardener Wooden Automata

A beautiful wooden automata of an energetic lady gardener, digging her plot!

Turn the handle and her spade digs the soil, the sunflowers, leeks and turnips bob up and down…

Collect from gallery £350

Including UK delivery £375

H 28 x L 25 (including handle) x W 10 cm

Talented automata maker Wanda uses reclaimed natural wood and colourful off-cuts to put together her mechanical designs. Each handmade Automaton has a system of cogs built inside it – turn the handle and the Automaton comes to life. She keeps the mechanisms quite simple, she doesn’t paint or varnish the wood but uses different natural colours of wood instead.

All the wood she uses is either reclaimed or small off cuts. Most of the shaping is done on a tatty (and noisey) mini belt sander with a inch wide belt. She has a small band saw, scroll saw, pillar drill and a dremel.