In 1986, Keverne Dewick was at the Cambridge Folk Festival and saw a man making guitars. Inspired, he learned woodwork and began to construct a guitar. However, as Keverne’s passion for woodturning intensified, he set up his own workshop. He later teamed up with Edward Barnsley-trained turner and furniture maker Aubrey Hammond. The pair established the studio at Alby Crafts and Gardens, from where Keverne now runs his business. (And the guitar? Well, that’s still not quite finished.)
Keverne works closely with every one of his customers in order to produce bespoke furniture that reflects clients’ design ideals. His own passion for clean, simple lines is influenced by the Arts and Crafts moment, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Shaker furniture and oriental pieces.
Most of Keverne Dewick’s furniture is produced from temperate hardwoods – currently natural, light oak is most popular. Individual pieces are crafted to fit with clients’ tastes and existing items, so pieces can also be produced in ash, sycamore, maple or fruitwoods, such as cherry. Keverne’s timber is almost all FSC approved so it’s traced from source to end user. Interestingly figured timbers are used for turned pieces.
Keverne also produces commemorative plaques for woodland burial grounds and undertakes a range of trade turnings for various local businesses.
You can find Keverne Dewick’s workshop and studio at the Alby Craft Centre in North Norfolk, alongside artisans, craft stores and an artisan baker run tearoom.
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