ebonised cherry cat box
ebonised cherry with ukibori nose.
Hanging box. Fruit wood, with boxwood eyes and teeth.
hanging box opened.

These strange little boxes came about as a way for me to teach myself wood sculpture and functional woodwork whilst on the road. It’s a tricky past-time if you don’t have a workshop or much in the way of tools so theses pieces have been designed to be light and useful enough to justify lugging around with me.
Their design also reflects the limited range of tools I’ve had access to, as well as there need to be lightweight, For example; the grooves for the cord are gouged out in a curve, rather than drilled, so that the inner dimensions of the box can mirror outer ones, making a lot more space inside the box and protecting the cord from damage.