About The Artist
Allison Corbett • Manchester, CT
Wood • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
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.
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.