Pamela Stewart Pearson makes wooden carved netsukes. Most of the time Pamela lives deep in the French countryside which provides constant inspiration for her work.
The carvings are based on the natural world and Pamela tries to impart movement and extreme detail into each one. Starting with an idea first, Pamela tries not to draw it out first but instead, let the piece of wood influence how the netsuke develops.
The netsukes are worked entirely by hand with high magnification using fine rasps, gouges and knives. The simplest one can take a month to complete, while complicated ones can take a year.
One Craft Gallery will have a selection of netsukes which have been cast in resin from Pamela’s original carvings and they will be in the gallery until the end of December.