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A traditional catalogue for heritage craftsman Robin Wood

Robin Wood woodwork at Haddon Hall newspaper

Few people are as attuned to the ways of wood as Robin Wood. For more than twenty years the master woodturner has strived, he says, "to simply to make the very best wooden bowls."

His process, however, is far from simple. Using a foot-powered lathe and hand-forged tools, Wood crafts his tableware with meticulous attention to form and technique. In 2014, he was awarded an MBE for services to Heritage Crafts and Skills.

Robin Wood exhibition at Haddon Hall

We printed a traditional tabloid catalogue for the first exhibition of Wood's work, which took place at Haddon Hall in his home of Derbyshire last year.

The exhibition's focus on "natural uneven textures and things which age gracefully" makes a newsprint catalogue a fitting format. The newspaper showcases Wood's beautiful bowls and offers glimpses into the age-old, and largely forgotten, processes behind them.

Robin Wood woodworker at Haddon Hall newspaper

On printing with us Wood says: "My experience was a pleasure. Formatting and submitting the content was remarkably straightforward. We were running on a very tight deadline as we wanted to include photos of the opening of the exhibition in the newspaper, yet get it printed and out without delay.

Newspaper Club's turnaround was faster than advertised and we had newspapers available on the first Saturday of the exhibition – they were exceptionally well received."

Robin Wood woodworker at Haddon Hall newspaper

Wood offers bowl and spoon making courses throughout the year, which you can learn about on his website. His wood craft blog is a lovely read – we especially enjoyed his entry on Welsh cawl spoons.

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