Dubai high-flyer now creating eco-friendly masterpieces in Devon

"It's evoking amazing emotions and that means a lot to me"

When Brendan Rawlings decided to make a gift for a loved one, he could never have foreseen where the idea would end up taking him.

In 2019, he made his brother-in-law a shark made from driftwood-and soon found himself with 20 commissions for further designs.

Within just three weeks, Brendan had enough interest to keep him busy full-time. He has been running Zen Wood Design from his workshop in Topsham, ever...
source: Devon Live

2020-01-28 19:41
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