"Emphasis is placed on quality and nothing leaves the workshop that does not pass a critical eye. We like to retain the unique defects found in wood. Being truly bespoke and handmade, no two pieces are alike. Hardwood moves depending on humidity and can lead to eccentricities."
Click on any image below to shop or see more about woodwork and furniture by Ken Aitchison currently available at Alchemist Gallery.
Sourcing Highland timber, and then drying it in a shared solar powered kiln, tucked away in a steep native woodland, is just the start of this process.
Ken then works with skilled hands to highlight all the beauty within the wood, creating smaller pieces of traditional hardwood furniture, stunning chessboards, and simply beautiful hardwood boxes lined with suede by his also very talented wife Anne.
We were thrilled when Ken made our counter for the new gallery in Dingwall. The stunning top features local timbers. It's an absolute pleasure to work behind it every day; its looks and feels great, and has everything just where we need it.