Tasmania has a proud history of craftsmanship, creating objects with passion, care, and attention to detail with a quality that is honed, refined, and practiced over the course of a career, or a lifetime.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to come by authentic, beautiful objects in a world where a premium is placed on speed, and things are made to be disposable. Crafted objects evoke a story. We believe if you intend to harvest a tree to use the timber, you should build something useful, something beautiful, something capable of lasting as long as the tree itself.
This craftsmanship is exemplified in Furniture Production, Joinery, Boat Building, Instrument Makers and Smaller Craft and Production Items. Tasmania’s global reputation is demonstrated through exhibitions, major galleries, international fit outs and through momentos carried home by visitors to the state. Bespoke furniture, boats and musical instruments are sought out by people who want to use the best available.
People come to woodcrafts with many motivations, enriching the diversity, creativity and innovation that are available within wooden objects for people to use, enjoy and pass-on. No matter the motivation, there are common values of respect for the timber and its origins, making best use, crafting for quality and ensuring it is sustainably harvested and utilised.
Enjoy the videos and articles below, highlighting the people, their crafts and importantly how they apply these values in day to day practice.