The boards are produced in Cornwall by hand in small batches, using sustainable windblown ash from a local storm felled tree. The wood is known as olive wood ash due to its similarity to olive wood, full of character and marking from its long life; as such there will be small, pleasing imperfections. Natural variations in the wood make each board unique. They are finished with all natural food grade beeswax and linseed oil.
The board’s form was inspired by the weather beaten coastline, where the sand is arranged into patterns by the waves and rivers that interact with it. They are finished with all natural food grade beeswax and linseed oil.
Use this Ash Serving Board to bring bread to the table, make a beautiful charcuterie board, or present a cheese flight.
About the Artist
Tom Allen is a British photographer and multidisciplinary artist. After 20 years working as a photographer in London and NY in the fashion, luxury and editorial sectors, he returned to his native Cornwall where the natural landscape has always rooted him. Surrounded by rugged coast, steep cliffs, valleys, wild moors, and the countryside – these inspirations are intrinsic to his work.
His studio, Wren Projects, creates a broad range of work including prints, sculpture, and decorative objects which are beautifully crafted and timeless. Using natural materials, and in some cases nature itself, they perfectly marry form and function.