Richard Gibson of Shaston Boxes is "Inspired by the simplicity and functionality of the iconic items made in Shaker Communities, I make tactile oval wooden boxes and turned items in both traditional and contemporary designs. The English hardwoods I use are sourced from locally-grown trees in Dorset and the neighbouring counties.
Some years ago I was captivated by the Shaker approach to life and work and the simple but beautifully crafted objects this produced. Great innovators, they frequently refined existing designs to make them more economical in their use of materials and time, whilst achieving a high standard of workmanship. It is this economy and quality that I look to maintain in all my work. "