‘Pirate Ship’ Carved Wood
Pirate ship called ‘Sea Witch’
Quirky and original
Carved and painted wood
Collect from gallery £310
Including UK delivery £335
L 27.5 x H 27 x W 8 cm
After leaving school John Mainwaring not only served a traditional apprenticeship as a carpenter, he also received private tuition in art and in 1974 he was able to merge the two disciplines when he embarked on his career as a maker/carver.
John’s work has been featured on TV as well as numerous publications with Miller’s Collectables describing his pieces as “collectables of the future”.
“My first experience with wood that I can remember is as a small boy in my father’s workshop watching him plane yellow pine with a large wooden plane. The lovely hissing noise as the iron cut crisply through the wood is etched in my memory.
From boyhood, wood and art seem to have been intrinsic in my life. I was always shaping boats and planes or bows and arrows for myself and my pals in my fathers workshop. Any chance to draw and paint was always a joy.
Although I use traditional tools I am willing to incorporate modern developments if it suits me and I try to bring out the spirit or essence of the piece I am working on. If this needs exaggeration, the length of a bird’s beak for instance, then I will do so.”