Introducing Tim Plunkett

Using sustainable wood from Norfolk to create the beautiful and functional
15 January, 2018
Tim Plunkett cutting boards
Tim Plunkett cutting boards
Tim is looking to expand into lighting and s currently working with different woods in order to achieve the thinnest/most translucent finish possible. We are hoping to showcase these new pieces early in 2018.

Tim’s process takes him all the way from the tree to the finished product. There are several trees now earmarked for arrival at his studio during 2018. Once timber has been roughly chainsawed into chunks/planks it is kiln dried over several months at 40 degrees with a de-humidifier. When ready the timber is then shaped and finished.

Unlike factory processes which would reject rough pieces that had warped or split, Tim is able to re start the process again in order to give pieces a second chance. These details give each of his pieces a unique and one-off quality.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.