Halesworth: Working with wood is a way of life for Ben Loughrill
PUBLISHED: 13:38 24 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:38 24 May 2013
Chainsaw sculptor Ben Loughrill lives in a converted Bedford lorry, tucked away on a working farm where nature is still the most powerful force and inspires him to create his carvings.
“I began chainsaw sculpture 13 years ago,” he says. “I was working as a roofer in Cornwall and I just saw this woman on a roundabout, carving wood. I thought ‘I would love to do that’, so I went over and introduced myself and she taught me how to make mushrooms.” Ben stayed with Janine for six months. Every day, without fail, he says, the mushrooms sold out. “It was mushroom madness!”
Now a travelling lifestyle enables Ben to work all over the country, taking his chainsaw with him. Read more about him and see his work in the June issue of Suffolk magazine.