Steve Handley

Steve formally trained as a sculptor in the ‘60s and taught for many years. He began to make furniture 12 years ago and has been working professionally for the past 8 years. Steve's fine art background enables him to approach furniture design and construction without the usual conventions of tradition and with a free spirit.

Much of Steve's inspiration comes from four main sources: the agricultural past and rural debris; Irish country furniture; East European folk art; and things made by the ‘unskilled’ out of resourceful necessity. His strength as a maker is in the reinvention of uses for abandoned objects.

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