Derek Welsh

Derek Welsh, Talking Time, 2019, Table, Galvanised steel, European oak, Stool, Galvanised steel, paper cord, Chair, Galvanised steel, paper cord

Talking Time is a new collection of handcrafted furniture by Derek Welsh.  Referencing time and the time it takes to craft and to make decisions and revisions about materials, form and function, Welsh sees the collection as a celebration of both perfection and imperfection of the handmade and of time itself.  

As a child Welsh remembers seeing his grandfather weaving: the methodical process of weaving the warp and weft and the time it took. Using Danish paper cord, Welsh has likewise woven the seats of both the stool and chair. He has however left the stool unfinished, intentionally, marking time spent and time that is still to be spent.  Welsh invites us to consider the human hand, the handcrafted and time.  

Derek Welsh lives and works in Glasgow. He is a designer and woodworker with over 25 years of woodworking knowledge. He initially apprenticed with a small carpentry and joinery firm in Scotland. In 2005 he set up Derek Welsh Studio; producing bespoke interiors and furniture products with a focus on purposeful design, high quality craftsmanship and meticulous detail for residential and commercial clients. 

www.derekwelsh.co.uk