Hello, my name is Dominic Silverthorn.
I started the Copse Works studio with my wife Emi to explore our creative ideas and share them with others.
I like to design and really enjoy creating. This is why I spend most of my days making many different things. I am originally from the UK, but now living in Japan. I have accomplished a lot (and failed a lot) over the last few years.
My goal is to live a simple yet creative life.
Using my past wood-working knowledge and my love of the out-doors, I now focus my time and energy into making a range of products I call:
"Bringing The Indoors Out"
The items I make are pieces I have wanted for myself. Many are designed to be used indoors as well as outdoors, on a adventure into the wilderness or relaxing beside the lake with family or friends camping and cooking.
Many of the items are uniquely simple but very functional. While designing a new item I spend a lot of time looking how I can simplify the design while keeping full functionality and pleasing aesthetics.
I like to use a mixture of honest materials that can be maintained, repaired, or recycled.
The quality and beauty of raw materials is important to me. I keep paints and strong stains to a minimum, mostly using natural oils and finishes to protect my products
Our current collection can be found Here.
A little history for context:
At college: Studied art, design and photography.
After college: Started a wood-work apprenticeship and worked at a kitchen company in the UK.
After the kitchen company: Worked as a self-employed bespoke furniture and cabinet maker. Over the last 15 years working with private home owners, building companies and renowned furniture companies.
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If you would like to connect or collaborate with us, we would love to hear from you :-)