Crowland man who sees art in unwanted objects

Some of Clark Watling's work. Photo Katey Jane Andrews.
Some of Clark Watling's work. Photo Katey Jane Andrews.

Clark Watling enjoys recycling things, and that can be anything from the wood passed his way by a tree surgeon, a couple of trampolines that have made a large yurt, or the knives and forks left to him by his nan.

While the wood could be used in chain saw carving, for furniture making or smaller items, the cutlery is turned into jewellery. Clark says it has done quite well at craft fairs, where his 12-year-old twin daughters also sell small pieces they have made.

Clark says: “School was not a nice place. I didn’t think at school my life would be successful. Artists don’t make a massive living, but they do what they want to do. I love to make things and I have the chance to do it, which is good.” Talk to Clark about commissions by emailing clark.watling@gmail.com