Church's 'heavenly inspiration'
AFTER spending the past four years bringing the derelict Cowper Church back to life as a workshop and showroom for the beautiful furniture and timberwork he makes, it's no wonder Ian Cameron calls his property a “heavenly inspiration”.
While carrying out restoration work, Ian's creativity soared to new heights. He found himself dreaming of new designs and variations on his existing works.
He began to envision the things he had always wanted to make and found new inspiration to create masterpieces built to last generations.
And now his newest creations are set to be unveiled to the public.
While the old Cowper Church showroom is open most days by appointment, these Easter holidays Ian is hosting his debut exhibition to showcase his newest pieces – the culmination of almost 30 years as a professional timber craftsman and designer.
“The church has certainly proven to be a good showroom,” he said.
“Almost every piece I make here is created with Australian timber, some of it collected after a bushfire and some of it recycled.
“Timber is a beautiful organic material, and everything I build is guaranteed to last generations.”
One of Ian's special masterpieces is the nursing chair, ideal for mothers with newborns.
“This rocking chair has a reclining angle allowing a mother easier flexibility when sitting and rising from the chair while holding a baby,” he said.
“Other pieces I have for sale include floor and table lamps, side tables and pieces made from native burl which are just beautiful.”
The old Cowper Church exhibition opens on Thursday.
For more information please contact Ian on 0408871122.