Big Creepie Stool

Frances Pelly
Big Creepie Stool by Frances Pelly is a hand-made decorative stool, inspired by barrel staves Frances encountered while on residency at the Highland Park whiskey distillery in Orkney.

Frances Pelly crafted her Big Creepie from recycled oak barrel staves sourced from a whiskey distillery. Bearing a resemblance to traditional African & Japanese stools, the design of the piece draws inspiration from traditional Orkney milking stools known as a 'creepies', and has been dictated by the shape and size of the barrel stave used.
Material: Recycled oak barrel staves
cm: Width 13cm, Depth 113cm, Height 30cm
inches: Width 5.1in, Depth 44.5in, Height 11.8in
Care Instructions: Wipe with cloth
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Each piece is hand made by Frances using a multitude of hand tools, saw, rasps, wood craving chisels & sandpapers. The Creepie Stool is then sanded and finished using pigment and beeswax.
The Maker Frances Pelly Sculptor - Scotland

Frances Pelly has worked as a practicing sculptor since completing her postgraduate art degree in Dundee, having resided in Orkney since she was invited to be an artist in residence at the Highland Park Distillery more than 30 years ago. Frances draws a lot of inspiration from her surroundings, exploring the local land, seascape and flora in her unique forms. Frances has also travelled internationally with her work, having also completed notable residencies at Fort William Library, The Eden Project and on Baffin Island.