Boody Spelk are a husband and wife team with a forty year history of creating together. Their name reflects both their product and their roots in the North East. 'Boody' is an archaic Geordie word for china, and 'Spelk' is a splinter – Basically 'china and wood'.
Gill is a retired early years teacher with a major in cutting and sticking. Desperately missing the daily creativity of the classroom, she has turned her passion for beachcombing into an artistic outlet. Never happier than fossicking on the beaches of Northumberland she has used her finds to create mosaics. She uses little pieces of past lives to enhance her husband’s handcrafted birdhouses.
Owen has an enthusiasm for all types of woodworking. His formative inspirations were a practical Grandfather and a childhood where he spent every school holiday running wild on the fells of the Lake District whittling with his trusty penknife and making dens. He enjoys using reclaimed wood from a wide variety of sources in his projects.
Together they have produced a series of unique bird houses using re-claimed, re-purposed and found items. Drawing on the philosophy of Dr Suess, “It’s not about what it is it’s what it can become”, they hope to connect the past with future fledglings.