Corbett Creatives

Corbett Creatives

About The Artist

Allison Corbett • Manchester, CT

I create unique pieces in wood. I search for the most interesting and unusual pieces of wood. I take wood that others discard and use epoxy and/or glue to make otherwise unusable wood into functional and beautiful objects. I like push my tools to their limit and see what a specific tool can do that could not be done with any other tool. I combine multiple wood species and often add epoxy to create contrast and visual interest. My goal is to create pieces that are useful and add beauty to a home.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Each product starts with a design. I spend time trying to find the best piece of wood for the project. Because most projects involve epoxy, I find wood that will use the epoxy well, with live edges, knot holes and cracks and ideally strong grain. I mix pigment into the epoxy and do multiple pours. I then spend hours sanding and then hand rubbing oil and wax into each piece so it is not only beautiful to look at, but wonderful to hold.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I love being able to use as much of the wood as possible. With epoxy I do not need to have a sawn edge (which creates waste). I do not need to trim off knots or crack or even small rotted spots. I usually do not need to conform to an exact size, avoiding thrown away cut-offs. I am able to use wood other artists would throw out and and reclaim wood that was used for other projects.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

It can take me several hours at the lumber shop to find the right pieces of wood. I pour over hundreds of pieces to find the right species and characteristics for every project. Many times the best wood is too heavy for me to lift and I have to help loading and unloading it, but if it has the look I want I do not hesitate to ask for assistance. I want pieces that stand out from work people have seen before.