About Steve

The chance opportunity to try out a friends lathe, which required assembly and mounting on a bench introduced Steve to the fascinating world of woodturning and he hasn’t looked back. Over the last 20 years or so Steve's natural talent and feel for the materials he works with has produced some inspirational work and in 2008 he took the plunge, and became a full time woodturner.

Where possible he works with locally sourced timber from sustainable sources for example from fallen or storm-damaged trees. Producing functional pieces such as bowls, platters, plates (treen), intricate decorative artistic pieces, sculptural works of art to hang on the wall or display on a table, and a variety of intriguing boxes and vessels. Experimenting with shapes and forms, which are influenced by the grain, inclusions, knots and holes and nature its self.

He is also in demand for commissioned pieces of various sorts, producing a variety of work from spindles and knobs for builders to finials and feet for antique repairers. He has turned lots of bowls and momentos from timber supplied by clients for family and loved ones, also a garden sculpture which included metal spun flowers. His focus on whatever he produces is shape, design and a pristine finish - whatever that finish is.

In 2010 Steve was accepted on to the Register of Professional Turners, including The Worshipful Company of Turners, and is also a member of the (AWGB) Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.

Registered professional turner logo
Processing timber for a bowl blank
Processing timber for a bowl blank
Nick Agar presenting RPT Certificate to Steve with John Davis
Nick Agar presenting RPT Certificate to Steve with John Davis
Seamus Cassidy joined Steve whilst he demonstrated at The Toolpost
Seamus Cassidy joined Steve whilst he demonstrated at The Toolpost
Demonstration at Surrey Association of Woodturners
Demonstration at Surrey Association of Woodturners
Steve giving an impromptu lesson at a Demonstration Day
Steve giving an impromptu lesson at a Demonstration Day
Steve demonstrating at the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate
Steve demonstrating at the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate
Return visit to Sandon Woodturners
Return visit to Sandon Woodturners
Triangle bowl at Sandon Woodturners
Triangle bowl at Sandon Woodturners