A deep love of place and a belief in the centrality of craft provides the platform from which furniture designer and wood artist Ross Annels has developed his practice.
In this body of work, functional furniture and traditional craft skills are combined with the forms and sounds in his rural studio environs to create furniture and objects of unique and located beauty. Annels developed the accompanying votive works as an offering and tribute to that which is lost in the process of designing and making works, and the transitory beauty of materials as they are manipulated in the studio.
Ross Annels has exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Canada, and his work is in homes and private collections around the world.
Ross ANNELS Votive bowls in kauri on a silky oak and red cedar table 2014. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.