Wooden craft made in Hertfordshire.
Your Wood. Your Story.
“Since all things are all things, almost anything can be made from anything.”
John Stewart Collis
Hertswood is me, Jonah, a woodturner and carver based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K.
I make plant pots, coffee spoons and various bowl type things from local wood and wood that has been donated to me in exchange for crafted items.
In 2014 I walked and camped my way across Devon. It took a while so I decided to carve a spoon to eat my various tins of food with. As I walked, I carved and I realised I didn’t know what the wood was that I was carving, then I realised I didn’t know what most of the trees accompanying me on the walk were. This is where my passion for trees began, and it wasn’t even deterred when I had to undergo quite major surgery to mend the finger I had cut, almost entirely through, whilst whittling and walking!
Recent Blog Posts
I have found that information on trees is readily available, as is information on which woods are good for woodturning and carving. I am yet to find a source of cultural and scientific information about trees and wood written for a woodturner or carver. So this is my humble attempt at such a […]
Here’s a list of books for those interested in trees, these are just ones I have read and can recommend, if you can recommend some to me then please do, just click here for the contact form. The Long Long Life of Trees – Fiona Stafford This is a very thorough cultural look at certain […]