Originally from Sardinia and now based in Kielder Forest Northumberland , working entirely by hand Luca creates individual pieces inspired essentially by Nature and Music . He believes that you need to feel the wood to understand what is hidden in the grain . His experience is that hand carved pieces of wood are more alive and are warmer than those made by machine . Luca works with various types of wood ( locally sourced ) as each one has its own individual strength and character .
” For me , carving a piece of wood is like giving a new life to the tree which as been felled . The tree still lives , but in a different form “
Article about Luca in the Hexham Courant Newspaper : Carving a niche in the forest