I’ve been turning wood as a creative pastime since the mid ‘90s, whilst living and working for almost 20 years in East Africa and South Asia in the field of International Development. This provided opportunities to encounter the work of inspiring craftspersons and work with a wide range of woods and other interesting materials.
I enjoy working with wood that has character and colour, creating forms and shapes that provide a platform to showcase them.
Now based in the UK, my turnings are made from woods sourced locally to my Little Doward home, and include oak, yew, sycamore, blackthorn, beech, silver birch and walnut. Favouring wood coloured through natural means, I also use stains and acrylics, occasionally cold-casting to accentuate cracks and voids.
I am a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the Forest of Dean Woodturners and sell my pieces at Woods of Whitchurch.