Steam bent rings
In 2002 Petter was awarded the Arts Council Commissions Fund to design and develop a ring-making engine to steam bend tight curves in solid hardwood. His workshop is unique in its ability and experience in creating these lyrical, stable and strong components. However such ambitious steam bending is high risk. The timber must be flawless to withstand the pressure. Complicated jigs and formers must be built to bend and dry the components successfully. When you buy one of these apparently simple designs, you buy something truly exceptional with the integrity of solid hardwood where the grain of the wood has been bent to run with the curve in all its natural beauty and individuality.