Gregory's working life has consisted predominantly of orchard work, learning the care & craft associated with growing fruit. He continues to work with people on their Home Orchard Care
. His craft practice has developed in the last three years to include green woodworking, a change from the orchard yet an extension of his working closely with trees. Gregory now makes greenwood furniture, rakes, pegs, food storage crates, brooms & other objects of use. The craft skills gained in working with experienced practitioners like Richard Hare, Alex Yerks & Juliet Arnott, combined with his own practice & exploration, have become an integral part of his life.
Gregory is currently a part-time resident in the Rekindle workshop funded by a Creative New Zealand Arts Grant. He can be found working in our Arts Centre workshop on most Wednesdays, and also teaches green woodworking skills within our Resourceful Skills workshop programme. @homeorchardcare
Image above by Justyn Denney.
Mallet & Chopping Block, Autumn/Winter 2020
Greenwood Stools & Chairs, Spring/Summer 2019
Images by Alex Yerks
Greenwood Stools, 2018 - early 2019
Greenwood Rakes, 2018-2019
Images by Justyn Denney
Hazel Clothes Pegs, 2017