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Driftwood sculptures & homewares 

Elements of each unique piece have been scavenged from the Jurassic coastline. In using both natural and recycled materials, some irregularities may be found. This is intended to be part of its charm and not a fault.

join me in a workshop to make your own 

or commission me to make a one off piece 

Driftwood sculptures by
Dan Wakeman 

I have always been creative, as a child I was diagnosed as dyslexic, this just led me to consider myself as wired differently. Leaving school, I trained as a motor mechanic. Over the years I expressed my thoughts in many forms, from chef (level 3 diploma) to creative writing (Open University level 3, I have also been published a few times). I spent time as a house husband messing about with decoupaging both small and large items of furniture, & helping the family budget by making gifts for friends & family.  

I'm a few years into finding the medium of driftwood. I enjoy listening to each piece, as it fits together in the sculpture I have in my minds eye. 

I find the wood so tactile & warm. I can look at an item & see how I could do it differently, this leads to an abstract feel to my creations. 


Heart Bench is at the Royal Bath & West show 

Working with Skool Beans Childrens Gardening Club There allotment graden its at ther Royal Bath & West Show this year.....................

Commissioned Logo

Delivered 1st of Feb 24 my 1st company logo

The Shed Monster, a puple monster in his shed, cooking the signature burger & shed chip, in Crewkernes 1st Burger place. 


it was a honour to  Portray the Shed monster in my chosen medium of driftwood, incorporting a specials backboard  on the right 

Where to put it?

A lot of customers pause on purchasing a sculpture, taking a moment to consider where it will go once home........

Landing Eagle 

Location: Front Garden

Sold from my front garden, as the customer walked by.  It sits just off the lawn, nestled in amongst the green foliage.


Prices from: £185


Location: Back Garden 

Made in "I'll come to you" workshop. We made a paper template to Start & just went for it.


Prices from: £65

Highland Cow

Loaction: kitchen 

One of my XXL Highland Cows on a tea chest back board, now pride of place above a country kitchen sink.


Prices from: £85

Wine rack

Location: Kitchen-Dinner

One of my XXL floor standing Wine racks, bought online having seen at a Christmas market.


Prices from: £60

BBC 2022 News VT

Working with the BBC News 

It was great fun spending the day filming a beech-combe & an afternoon workshop for the BBC web News team. This is the result, click on the I made this logo to watch 

Grayson's Art Club

I was privileged to be Phil's Pick on Grayson's Art Club,  season 3 Ep:5 original air date 14th April 2022. 

It is very surreal hearing & seeing yourself on TV, the day of filming seems so long ago, the segment of Phil's pick sees me chatting to Philippa as we pick up driftwood on Charmouth beach early morning one damp-ish Thursday. Then back to my Chinnock workshop to continue our chat & help Philippa make a small sculpture.

To watch, click on picture sign-up my be required.

Phillippa's pick is 26:30 into Ep:5 lasting 3.21 minutes 

Off to the MAC Gallery  

From December 2022 - April 2023 my larger than life octopus  'Cedric' is off to the MAC Gallery - Birmingham as part of Grayson's Art Club Season 3 exhibition 

Commissioned Gin Table 

My gin table, taking centre place in the fabulous Boutique Gin Shack, West St, Tavistock, Devon.

Totally chuffed to see my gin table delivered to shop, ready for customers to taste the plethora of fabulous local gins on offer.

  Yeovil Art Space
Art Gallery in the Quedam shopping Center

Yeovil Art Space is a charity organisation and a creative hub in Yeovil, which aims to bring art and creativity to the local community and visitors. 

Being a member you can display your work, I was honoured to have my Octopus in the front window for the Christmas season 2021. 

Check out their Facebook page by clicking the Square logo 

Yeovil Art Space


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