I am drawn to contrast. Hard + soft. Warm wood with cold metal. Edgy aesthetic with careful craftsmanship. Leaving natural flaws in, and finding them beautiful. Helping the materials tell their own story.

The smell of wood shavings is the quickest route back to my childhood.

The feel of wool and needles in my hands is a shortcut to zen.

Balwen Woodworks is the love child of my two favorite crafts, overlaid with a passion for reusing old materials in new and unexpected ways.