Trevor Clement

  • Jewellery
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork

Fine woodwork utilising native timbers creating heirloom masterpieces including but not limited to earrings, coasters, cheeseboards, keepsake boxes and truncated isosohedrons

Studio Details

TopCat Timber
5 Sheoak place

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars

My passion for woodwork started in high school at Margaret River Senior High School with Ian Thwaites. Once I graduated high school, I started my apprenticeship with Country Manor Furniture. This work was all with solid pine timber, which gave me the early knowledge on how to finish timber correctly. I went and worked with Rob Malcolm at Design Wood, which was absolutely amazing. I loved working with his timbers and it is an experience I will not forget. Between 1995 and 2002 I did a lot of travelling around Australia and worked with various cabinet markers until I decided to pursue carpentry work, which I love and still do to this day. Fast forward to 2019, after lots and lots of carpentry work I bought myself my first woodworking machinery and decided to get back into woodworking. In 2020, after a bit of inspiration from Japanese woodworkers I tried to make a Yosegi puzzle box which failed miserably. But, after some trial and error I came up with a pattern to make Parquetry style coasters, cheese boards and earrings, 6 months later I made my first keepsake box and I’ve been making them ever since. At the end of 2022, I was again looking for some inspiration from Japanese woodworkers to try and make a Kumiko style pattern. This is when I came up with idea to create Truncated Isocohedrons, which is the soccer ball shape. All of my woodwork is made using my homemade jig. I prefer to work with mainly native timbers that I recycle from job sites and sustainably collect from the allocated areas in my shire. All of my woodwork is finished using natural oils such as Organoil and Rustins which highlight the natural colours in the timbers.