What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Nature Boy



Gordon Pembridge

An avid outdoorsman, artist Gordon Pembridge has had the good fortune to be surrounded for most of his life by the very best of nature. After spending the first ten years of his life in Kenya, he and his family transplanted to New Zealand, and the abundant life found in those two countries have served as his inspiration ever since. Pembridge begins with a block of wood taken from a storm-felled tree. The block is turned on a lathe until he’s achieved the right shape. Once the vessel is finished and dried, he draws his designs directly onto the wood, then hand carves and meticulously paints the vessels until they seem to be teeming with life. You can see photos of his process here.

Pembridge has an incredible talent for layering plants and creatures, and I’m hopelessly in love his with lush-looking vessels. This is one artist I’m definitely going to be checking in with regularly. Can’t wait to see what he does next!

Now, here’s a little music to listen to while you ogle Pembridge’s amazing work. Enjoy!

All images property of Gordon Pembridge.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

48 thoughts on “Nature Boy

  1. nice! these wooden bowls you mean?

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  2. These are truly beautiful. I love the birds.

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  3. I agree with you he is very talented

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  4. Awesome work

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  5. These are incredible-thank you for showcasing his talent!

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  6. What an interesting concept…to find one beautiful thing and share it with all of us. Every day. I bet that keeps you feeling positive most days! Thanks for spreading the joy!

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  7. Such perfect work would have surely needed a lot of patience. Amazing work 🙂

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  8. Reblogged this on notewords and commented:
    The amazing art of Gordon Pembridge. Enjoy, just enjoy.

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  9. Totally amazing work!! The one with the giraffe on it catches my eye the most. What talent!

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  10. An amazing piece of work!!! Thanks for sharing such an incredible story!!

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  11. Thank you for sharing! Amazing detail

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  12. Wow! These are incredible. The degree of detail is stunning.

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  13. Gorgeous art work. Love the color in the bowls. Thank you.

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  14. Great work! These look extraordinarily intricate and time-intensive. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  15. Hi
    Nice post! I’ve made a post about sky and some other topics so if you have time and will please go and check it out! If you like it pls follow me, I follow you.
    Thank you! 🙂

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