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I have always liked wood as material, but it was not until 2009 that I first tried out a lathe. In 2010 I started to learn how to turn at the Max Carey Trust in Portishead, where I completed the first two courses. I then put together a third course, the Artisan, that extended skills and techniques.
Inspired in part by books, articles, demos, courses and seminars, both here in the UK, in France and the USA, I enjoy experimenting with many different techniques, materials and designs. As well as mixing woods together, other materials such as resins, pewter and soapstone provide extra variety. Many forms of decoration are used, especially airbrushing and texturing techniques. Having an engineering background, I like to complement it with right brained creativity in coming up with new ideas related to woodturning.
I have participated in many exhibitions and instant galleries over the years and continue to explore possibilities and try out new ideas. Numerous articles have been produced for several publications. My website gallery illustrates the particularly wide range of turned items.