What began as a hobby turned into a passion and then a career without ever becoming tedious.
Bowls and platters are a major part of my work. Functional objects should also have pleasing design. My shapes are dictated by the form, outline and faults in the original wood. Decoration is determined by the figuring and grain of the wood. A recent innovation is veneering over the wide rims of bowls to explore further decorative elements.
My paperweights which are supplied in presentation boxes and weighted to ensure that they do the job have proved to be very successful. I also make turned boxes, which serve to hold jewellery and other small items, with simple shapes and designed to show off beautiful grain.
I am a strong advocate for the view that woodturning, at its best, is an art form to stand alongside other media, such as ceramics, glass and stone, more widely recognized as the basis of craftsmanship.
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