Harry Godman-Dorington

wood worker

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Harry Godman-Corington is a woodworker living on a farm in heart of the South Downs. He has had a desire to make and create from a young age, discovering wood 4 years ago. He loves the versatility of wood whether from the woodyard or from a wander into the woodlands around, either way knowing it is mostly locally and responsibly resourced.

He likes to use native timbers (oak and elm), mainly because "they are beautiful and can be locally sourced". He avoids importing materials if possible to maintain a low carbon footprint.

Inspiration for Harry Godman-Corington comes from the love of the material and being outside and seeing the potential in trees. He finds the development of ideas very satisfying. Although he has been making for a relatively short time, Harry Godman-Corington has already developed his own signature, characteristic style.

Harry Godman-Corington studied graphic design on a foundation course in Brighton before attending the London College of Communication (part of UAL). He works for a green oak timber framer, but when creaitng his own pieces, he prefers the calming process of smaller items, more freedom for quick ideas and experimentation, seeing how the attributes of each different type of wood lends itself best to the project at hand.