Robert George in his workshop
Robert George in his workshop, Towcester, UK
Portrait © Gavin Wallace

What connects Robert to his material? Usually a piece of rope as thick as your index finger. Working at height as an arborist for over a decade, studying, climbing and being in contact with wood in its rawest form – day in, day out and come rain or shine – gives the British wood artist a unique relationship with the work he creates.

arborist Robert George climbing a tree


Provenance is at the heart of every piece, the journey from camaraderie and brilliant team work on site to insular and meditative in the studio is encapsulated in his work and self-taught methods of working - following intuition and reflecting upon his own experience of how his material presented itself to him and how this may be perceived in the wider world.

Ash bowl N°1 and Ash bowl N°2 have been part of the IVORY pop-up exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022.

Robert George portrait by Gavin WallaceRobert George
Portrait © Gavin Wallace