About Bodrighy Wood
Bodrighy Wood is a husband / wife team, Pete and Mo Moncrieff-Jury. Pete is a full time professional woodturner, a member of the Register of Professional Turners, the Association of Wood Turners of Great Britain and the Heritage Crafts Association. He also holds a Certificate of Education qualifying him to teach. Mo is the artistic one who uses pyrography, drawing and painting to enhance Petes work. Ideas and designs are as original as possible and are an amalgamation of our two minds working together.
Our trade name originates from the name of the house, Bodrigy, that Pete was born in on the Lizard peninsular in Cornwall and is pronounced bod-ree-ghee.
Pete being Cornish by birth and Welsh by upbringing and descendancy may explain the Celtic influence in some of our work. Our interest in eastern art is also perhaps understandable as he went to sea straight from school and for much of the next twelve years travelled around India, the Persian Gulf and as far as Japan. Mo has always been involved in design and the eastern syle has long been something she has loved
Mo was a designer for a bespoke furniture company for many years specialising in innovative designs and original pieces. Her artistic skills are the major enhancement to much of Petes work and bring a unique style and class to the work seldom seen in this particular craft
We occasionally use other materials such as metals, leather and stone in our pieces and try to use the natural features of materials to create unique pieces including any natural splits etc following the ideals of wabi sabi and the art of kinsugi. Wabi-sabi" refers to a way of living that focuses on celebrating the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Wabi-Sabi is everything that today’s sleek, mass-produced, technology-saturated culture isn’t. It celebrates cracks and crevices and rot and all the other marks that time, weather and use leave behind. To discover wabi-sabi is to see the singular beauty in something that may to modern society look decrepit and ugly. Kinsugi is a japanese art form that basically recycles broken work using precious metals to enhance and highlight the damage.