Barbados Wood Worker: Cy Hutchinson - Grinding stainless steel elements for a bowl project
Grinding stainless steel elements for a bowl project
"Find a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life" - ancient Chinese proverb.
I love designing and making original pieces, whether bowls or furniture, functional or inspirational, I love the process of bringing a piece to life.
The design process for me ranges from very strong preconceived ideas to extremely free work where the design evolves as the piece is made.
Working with wood has always felt natural for me, the tools I use vary greatly according to what the individual piece demands. Turning, hand carving, power carving, bandsawing, scorching with a blowtorch - whatever it takes to get that finished object to where I think it needs to be.


Qualifications & Awards
Rycotewood College, England
National Diploma - Furniture Design and Making 1994 - 1996
Higher National Diploma - Furniture Design and Making 1996 - 1998
Merit of Achievement Award - Most unusual and imaginative use of timber - 1998
Finalist in the Crop Over Central Bank of Barbados Purchase Award Competition for the piece 'A Tear for Lignum' - 2010
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) - 2011
Gold Award - Cobbler
Gold Award - Three O' We
Silver Award - Open Wide
Bronze Award - Bullets Blazing
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) - 2011
Governor General's Award of Excellence for the piece Cobbler
Barbados Wood Worker - Presentation of the Governor General's Award for Excellence
Presentation of the Governor General's Award for Excellence 2011

American Association of Woodturners
Annual International Juried Exhibition 2012 'A Walk in The Woods'
Piece submitted - Staff of the Gods


National Cultural Foundation Crop Over Visual Arts Festival Exhibition 2012-
Awarded the Governors Award (purchase award) for Monument A - Greater Value

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts 2012
Gold Award - Blackbird Separated (collaborative piece with Stanley Greaves)
Gold Award - Face Grain Large
Gold Award - Face Grain Small

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2013
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2013
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2013
Gold Award - Mahogany Now - Bowl
Silver Award - Careened
Governor General's Award of Excellence for the piece Careened II
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2014
National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2014

National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) 2014
Governor General's Award of Excellence for the piece Mahogany Now - Coffee Table