My Journey from the Timber Industry to Artistic Woodturning.
With a lifelong passion for wood, my career spanned spindle machinist, bench joinery and bespoke carpentry. After transitioning to a Contracts Manager role in the construction industry six years ago, I soon realized how much I missed working with my hands. My fascination and interest in woodturning led me to purchase a lathe, and with a knowledge of wood machinery and the industry, I quickly developed a unique style. Over the last two years, I have transformed my woodturning into an art form, using wood stains, iridescent paints, and gold leafing to create one-of-a-kind pieces. The popularity of my work has grown, and it can now be found in galleries, shops, and craft fairs.
Crafting Unique and Individual Artwork with Unconventional Methods.
My artwork is truly one of a kind, as I utilise a range of unusual techniques to handcraft and hand-paint each piece. Each item is carefully turned and painted by hand, creating a functional yet highly decorative work of art.
Adaptation to Overcome Physical Injury
My woodturning work is unique not only for its quality but also because I lost three fingers on my left hand due to an industrial injury. Despite this setback, I managed to adapt my woodturning techniques to achieve my goals and set high standards in the woodturning industry.