Title: Clinker Boat Bench
Materials: English oak
Approx size: 4 x 4 x 1Metres
Location: Hamble, hampshire
This seating area was originally designed to go in the Town Square of Hamble, but due to underground services that were later found on site the Bench was relocated to the Hamble foreshore where it now lives looking over the River Hamble next to the sailing club.
The work is inspired by Hamble’s many sailing boats and historic boatbuilding techniques used in the village in the past . Old photos provided key shapes and lines within the design. The Oak timber was steam bent to produce the curved clinker style external shape.