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Books

Green Wood Chairs, 2009, Paperback, Stobart Davies Ltd

'There is nothing more fundamental than a chair, essential to everyday life. In Green Wood Chairs Alison Ospina reveals traditional chair making with a modern twist. Inspired by her spirit and guided by her simple instructions, anyone can make a chair now, selecting materials from the hedgerow and building something that’s unique and special …’

Nick Gibbs, Living Wood Magazine

 

‘I wrote this book hoping to inspire other people to have a go! Making chairs using unseasoned timber has given me so much pleasure and satisfaction over the last 20 years, I wanted to share the secret’

Alison Ospina

West Cork Inspires, 2011, Hardback, Stobart Davies Ltd

‘West Cork Inspires recounts the history of the contemporary crafts movement in West Cork and profiles its most outstanding protagonists. For a brief period a rare combination of circumstances existed in the region which facilitated the growth of arts and crafts in West Cork and gained the region a glowing reputation for its unique culture’

Alison Ospina

Green Wood Stools, 2017, Paperback, Sigma Press

'Alison Ospina has been making green wood chairs and stools for over twenty years. She has developed her own distinctive approach to creating sculptural, functional chairs using the natural shapes of the tree. The techniques she shares in Green Wood Stools are simple and relatively easy to master. According to Alison, The green wood approach is so accessible, people see it and immediately think "I could do that!"

Alison Ospina

As a skilled crafts woman and teacher, Alison Ospina's understanding of the joy of green wood working inspires us to discover our 'inner chair maker'. Green Wood Stools shows innovative ways to use beautiful, versatile, unseasoned hazel, to create that most fundamental of seats - the wooden stool.'

Angela Brady, OBE