Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling make sculptures in wood, from half-ton monumental forms for a secret garden, to vessels sewn together from sections of veneer weighing a few grammes. They have worked together on every stage of the piece, collaborating full time since 1997. "What all our pieces share is the central role of the hand and of hand tools, primarily through carving." Working on different bodies of work concurrently, they continue their series of still life groupings both in monochrome and colour at the same time as making significant single pieces. They have been living and working together in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in England's Cotswold hills since 1997.