Working with locally sourced timber from the Sussex downlands, I make contemporary pieces, that celebrate the material, in a tactile, sculptural form. Each item is a one off, and though the basic shape can be repeated, every turning inevitably finds its own outline and character.
Turning has a touch of alchemy about it. The gnarliest chunks of wood often reveal the most interesting patterns and colours as the layers are peeled away. While I start with a form in mind, the structure of the underlying material often leads somewhere quite different. The process is essentially creative, but also takes years of practice and a steady hand to sculpt a shape in a whirling piece of timber, with a razor sharp gouge.
The finished turnings in this gallery were all produced over the last two years. If you are interested in buying, or would like to commission something specific, please drop me a line on the contact page.