This oak bench was specially designed for Masterpiece 2018 by James Ryan (b.1972). It was made in the Edward Barnsley Workshop by Ian Towers.
The surface is decorated with gouge work in key areas. At the end of the making process, Ian subtly darkened the natural appearance of the oak by placing the completed bench in a fuming tent.
The Barnsley Workshop stamp, date, maker’s mark and edition number can be found on the underside.
This bench is the first in a limited edition of eight.