My love of wood started as a young boy, probably from the time I spent on my uncle's farm, and in his workshop! I remember holding a drill in a vice with a small piece of wood in the chuck, sharpening a screwdriver on a grinder and turning finials. I must have been 8 or 10 years old.
I've always loved working with wood, something I've done all my life. In 2011 I decided to have a change of career and lifestyle, I researched equipment and bought my first lathe, since then my workshop has grown and so has my passion.
I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time training with world class turner Tracy Owen and recently with Master Turner Stuart Mortimer. Not only mastering tool technique but developing design, form, colouring, texturing and spiral work.
My work is varied, bowls, hollow forms, platters, boxes, pens, goblets, anything that can be turned.
I enjoy working with texture, colour and sandblasting, sometimes combining some or all of these.
I also love spiral work, this is something I’m spending more time developing with the encouragement and support of Stuart.
Having completed the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the Worshipful Company of Turners award ‘Certificate in Woodturning’ I qualified as an AWGB Approved Tutor.