As well as Artweeks (Site 205) I will be showing my work at:
Designer Crafts Exhibition at Chelsea 2018 (and the Shop within the Show) Presented by the Society of Designer Craftsmen, of which I am a member at Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU, Thursday 12th to Saturday 21st July 2018, Open daily 10am to 5pm (closing at 4pm on last Saturday). http://www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk/exhibitions.html
Handmade at Kew 4 - 7 October 2018, 10am – 6pm daily, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB. https://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/events/handmade-at-kew-2/
I was accepted as a member of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild in 2003. In 2005 I left my job to become a full time turner and soon afterwards was accepted on the Register of Professional Turners, under the auspices of the Worshipful Company of Turners. I am also a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Wood is an exciting material to work with, providing a huge range of colours and forms. I use mainly British native woods, increasingly from local sources.
Often with my signature inlays or my new veneered designs, most of my work is functional, usually finished with carnauba wax which is non-toxic. Other pieces are purely artistic such as vases and discus forms. In either case, I aim to make high quality work combining good techniques with attention to design to enhance the inherent beauty of the figure and grain.