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Scott Irvine

Scott Irvine was born in Edinburgh in 1970 and introduced to woodwork at an early age in his grandfather’s workshop. Upon leaving school he decided to fulfil his passion of working with wood and trained as a carpenter in a local firm in Balerno. Following a paralysing illness (Guillain Barre Syndrome) in 1993 Scott was left with some residual weakness and pain in his feet. As a result he was unable to return to carpentry as a full time profession. This led him into the art of woodturning and carving which has been entirely self-taught.

The freshness of his designs continues to surprise and delight an ever-growing number of private and corporate collectors. Challenging the predictable function of the basic form of a bowl led him to unite wood with different materials such as metals, fused glass and stone, creating a dramatic fusion of effects.

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