gorlech are Claire and Paul, woodcrafters based in rural West Wales 🌳
We manage – on a voluntary basis - a small woodland owned by friends. It is a magical place overlooking a Welsh Valley with an abundance of beautiful native trees – such as Ash, Oak, Hazel, Sycamore, Holly, Hawthorn and Blackthorn.
Wood is a wonderful material that has been used for centuries to make strong, durable and attractive items for living. Unfortunately, in recent years, it has been taken over by our reliance on plastics and other energy-intensive materials, such as ceramics, glass, metals and man-made composites.
However, wood is unique, in that – if harvested correctly - it is a completely sustainable, carbon-neutral and zero-waste material. It is also warm, tactile and inherently beautiful. Our ancestors knew this and we hope to follow in their tradition by providing high-quality, hand-crafted alternatives to the mass-produced items sold in big stores across the globe.
We specialise in making little wooden boxes and bowls suitable for a variety of purposes; such as storing jewellery and other trinkets. We also make Ring Boxes specifically designed for displaying engagement rings or wedding bands. If you like what we do, but cannot see exactly what you want, contact us and we’ll do our very best to help you…
Thank you for looking,
Claire & Paul