Our ethic

What exactly is a coppice?

Our ethic and the Arts and Crafts movement

My workshop is an attempt to be intelligently selective in the use of technologies
which are empowering, sustainable and creative; not destructive, anti-democratic
and self-defeating.

One of the great thinkers and activists of 19th century Europe was William Morris.
He confronted many of the problems caused by the industrial revolution and the dehumanising of work. He was pivotal in the establishment of the Arts and Crafts
movement which attempted to bring art and enjoyment back into production.

To Morris, art included the whole man-made environment.

It is this kind of philosophy that many of us are promoting as part of the vision for Oamaru and as part of the development of it as an historic Victorian town.

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