Welcome, I hope this gives you an insight into to my workshop based in Newbury, Berkshire, where everything is hand-made. A lot of my time is spent teaching woodturning covering the Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire areas to mention but a few, to total beginners, novices and the more experienced turners who wish to learn a new technique. Having an experience day or fun-day is also very popular - something to tick of the bucket list – try woodturning.
When not teaching, much of my time is spent on production work, such as spindles for balconies and staircases, or furniture repairs and working with antique restorers and upholsterers.
Although a full time working studio for production work, commissions and teaching, my own projects are evolving as I get more inspiration from the materials and nature around me. In the spare time that work allows - I am experimenting with metal and resin to enhance my turned work. I like to try different effects and techniques including colouring, texture and other media. Some of my work is available for sale from my shop, please take a look.
Structured tuition, with a view to learning woodturning as a hobby or possible career.
To aid you before purchasing your own equipment, or help you use kit you already own.
Or come along for a experience/fun day.
Go home with a bowl, maybe a weedpot, a lightpull, a pen and
some ‘decorative firewood’ you have made on the lathe.
More information on my Courses page.
Wood the thinking mans plastic – wood is very tactile and the surface finish can surprise and delight when handled and enjoyed.
We have been experimenting with adding some leather lacing to the wood – some of the options so far are available in the shop.
The combination of the two natural products compliment each other very well.