Wayne Smith operates from his workshop in the historic Bower Ashton Wood Yard in West Bristol, formerly part of the Ashton Court Estate.
The inspiration for Wayney Edge, began with his love of trees. After years of tree surgery, he became depressed with the sheer waste of the trees felled and pruned at the hands of the wood chipper.
He approaches wood in a unique way, seeking to use the wood in its most natural state gaining inspiration from the natural curves and grain to create truly individual pieces. He applies his practical wood working skills, with his love of trees, to his work today.
Using only local, ethically sourced wood, Wayne creates unique pieces of wood ranging from outdoor furniture, sculpted bowls and cheese/chopping boards.
He works on commission and produces pieces of woodcraft that reflect the ideas and thoughts of his clients, whatever occasion they have in mind.
He can be found selling his wares at various RHS events around the country, namely RHS Wisley & RHS Malvern.
To register your interest in the whittling courses Wayne runs, please email him.
He is proud to be a member & volunteer Director of The Forest of Avon Wood Products Co-operative Ltd.