Wood&cut is a project where Jane H Creations merges with Frush Design sostenibile to create items in reclaimed wood.
The name describes a collection of ornamental gems and attractive objects for the home designed, cut and painted entirely by hand. Each item is unique. Fun wooden pieces that vary from hanging decorations, to candle holders, single flower vases, pen holders, keyrings or lamps and jewels: necklaces, rings, brooches and earrings. Numerous colours available. By agreement we make to order. Visit the woodncut officiali site, or shop on line with Etsy
Wooden alphabets: one day workshops combining typography and craftsmanship.
Each participant has the possibility to create one or more letters in wood using the same techniques as in the past for producing shop signs.
Guided by Jane one can learn the basics of cutting out the shape, the finishing and the decorating of each typographic character whether already existing or designed ad hoc.
In the summer school laboratories, children enjoy working both together and individually on carpentry projects.
Happy to express their outstanding creativity through the antique art of working in wood, they rediscover the pleasure in ‘doing it themselves’ producing small and medium sized objects with their own hands.
The use of traditional materials and techniques, reversable and compatible with the original. Woodworm treatment and reinforcement where the wood proves distressed. The cleaning of the object, conserving where possible the original patina.
On a gesso base, restoration and decoration using tempera and gold leaf. Lacquering and patina on objects already varnished.
Restoration and decoration of murals collaborating with Jemima Taylor of Restaurodecorodipinti
The process can be carried out starting from a cleaned up and restored to natural wood, or recovering and 'refreshing' the original furniture patina. Using pumice powder, shellac, ethyl spirit and feather-brush.
Natural or lightly stained wax applied once or twice onto natural wood, or worked into surfaces already treated with shellac or other varnishes. Wood is an ever living raw material, this treatment is needed for protection and nourisment.
Upon evaluation, certain restoration projects can be carried out in situ ( villas, hotels, private residences)
Often in restoration there is a necessity for carpentry work. This can vary from replacing the side of a chest of drawers to the reconstruction of a ladder in a hay barn. Transformation and construction work, made to measure, often in collaboration with fellow artisans.
Drawings on paper in pen and ink and water based pastels.Jane accepts commissions