Sculptor Swaps Chainsaws for Chisels to Launch New Clothing Venture
9th December 2013
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Typically renowned for his chainsaw sculptures, the 35-year-old, of Rhosddu, Wrexham, has just launched Wooden Wearables, which sells hand carved wooden products for people to wear.

The venture was announced at a black-tie reception at the historic Brynkinalt Estate, Chirk, recently.

Simon said: "I've always loved creating unexpected and interesting shapes and sculptures from wood, however I wanted to take that a step further and challenge myself to begin making wood look like fabric in order to create items people can wear. I work with high quality rare woods at my workshop, so I have been able to fashion some really unique items so far".

During the launch event guests were treated to the first glimpse of Simon's new range including bowties, cufflinks, rings and hairclips while enjoying drinks & canapes and live music by harpist Nerys Hewitt.

There was also a charity raffle to raise money for the relief effort in the Philippines.

His other business, Simon O'Rourke Tree Carving, sees him travelling the UK and the world to create sculptures from wood with his chainsaws, one example of his work can be found at  

The website for Wooden Wearables has now been launched -

Images by Prowess PR

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