My working philosophy is ‘from the hands of the artist to the heart of the beholder’
It was here, in the beautiful North West corner of Herefordshire that I first trained in 1979 in the art of wood turning and fell in love with the process. I never committed the time or finances to progress the natural affinity I am told I showed. Years later and after a career change I was given a lathe as a Christmas present by Maggie, my wife. Since then I have been inspired and encouraged to follow the desire to turn the perfect object using unusual woods and figured grain. After all the trial and error that self-learning brings, the skills achieved have resulted in the vessels you see before you today.
I love creating vessels and objects that have the clean, calm lines of a timeless form. Inspired by the intrinsic beauty of the native and exotic woods I use to produce tactile shapes which have function at the same time as transcending into unique pieces of art by using the woods natural organic traits. I like nothing more than someone to pick up one of my pieces and see the joy of their recognition at handling a well turned piece of art from such a humble natural material.
My range of products is from light pulls and bud vases to larger bowls, vases and platters to large statement pieces, including wall art and natural edge pieces. Commissions are welcome, especially making a memorable piece from a fallen tree.
To date I have sold the work through craft fairs and shows and local and national galleries. I am a member of the Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen and the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft
I also likes to turn a good bowl and make shavings!