“It’s just a hobby,” he says. Brendan Casey is a humble man. He moves around his workshop and picks up a bowl made out of an exotic African wood. About four different pieces of it are melded together and visible in the centre is a walnut. The outside is finished to a burnished brown but has an avocado showing through. And the spine of the pine cone. “I also accented all the holes in it with yellow gold resin,” he points out.