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Paolo del Toro: I’m a British born artist who now lives in Lancaster, PA. My background is in illustration but for the last few years I’ve been teaching myself woodwork. I started making sculptural wooden boxes as a way to teach myself functional woodworking and sculpture at the same time. I wanted to make things that were light and somewhat practical, so they weren’t a burden to carry around with me while travelling. Most of my tools have been hand made by myself using improvised forges and a piece of rail track as an anvil.
Since that initial project I’ve moved into other areas, I just recently completed my first piece of furniture, the dog head stool, and am also becoming increasingly interested in working in wool. I’ve just completed my first major piece with plans to make a series or large felted sculptures. As well as large scale works I also enjoy making small sculptures, the fruit fly on shrivelled plum necklace being one of the first, it’s made from Boxwood, Ebony and Tagua nut.
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