nick hammond

I come from Oakham in Rutland and though I was often creating things out of wood, I trained as a Software Engineer. Working in this industry, it didn’t take long for me to realise that something was lacking from life. Leaving my desk job behind, I set out on a new career in wood work, allowing me to use my hands and mind in a creative way. Predominantly working as a wood-turner I create furniture as well as home and kitchenware out of native hardwoods.
Table and floor lamps are currently at the core of my work.

I am not a trained designer or artist but I see myself as a craftsman. I like to keep things simple and try to let the wood grain be the main focus in my work. My lamps tend to have simple profiles to allow the colours, textures and the beautiful qualities of the wood to shine through. The simplicity of the bases also means that they work with a variety of different lampshades. I work with many different print makers and designers who create beautiful lamp shades to complement my bases. I feel strongly about preserving my craft in the UK so I use native hardwoods from local sawmills. Not only does this support local business, but it also helps secure the wellbeing of our native trees by funding local forestry projects and reducing imports.