Here’s a few recent works by Oakland artist Gabriel Schama (previously here and here) who designs elaborately layered wood relief sculptures with the help of a laser cutter. The pieces are cut from a variety of different plywoods which he layers to create varying images of the human form, architectural studies, and mandala-like patterns. You can see more on his website, and in his shop.
Isabel Howe is a recent graduate of the Contemporary Crafts course at Falmouth University.
Isabel specialises in laser cut wood embroidery. She uses a laser cutter, wood, and cotton thread to create her unique work. This technique is something she has developed over the years, using flowers as an inspiration in a new and intriguing way. She explores the use and meanings of flowers in her practice, and is inspired by the meanings behind a certain flower and in what circumstance they would be given to another person.
She always hopes to create something interesting and unique, which can make people realise you are only limited as much as your imagination will let you be. She aims to make things people can easily identify with, but in a completely individual way.
She makes her designs on Adobe Illustrator from drawings of flowers, and from there, hand stitches through tiny holes using her own stitching patterns with the Berlin wool work stitch.
Her aim for future work is inspired by Norway which she is currently working on.
Isabel is also a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.