Having spent many years on the roads less travelled, I am now based in a workshop in the midst of the beautiful Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
I always had a passion for the crafts and was lucky enough to make one of my passions into my livelihood. I am particularily keen on traditional bowl turning techniques and have now specialised in turning usable and authentic wooden bowls and plates. I follow a twofold approach, turning reproduction pieces and replicas for reenactors and living history for many periods; and turning as a modern craftsman producing sustainble wooden vessels for everyday life.
I also hand carve spoons in an individual style, as well as producing bespoke wooden clocks with hand carved inlaid markers and hands.
For the kitchen, I make a variety of sizes and styles of chopping board, as well as spatulas and coasters, in addition to other gift ideals, such as Celtic style wooden pendants.
I also offer experience days on the pole lathe for up to three people, for those of you keen to enjoy learning a beautiful heritage craft, and go home with your own hand made bowl.
Why not come and visit my shop at Kielder village, as part of a trip to the forest or nearby Dark Skies Centre. You will receive a warm welcome, and find out about the joys of making and using beautiful wooden objects.
You are looking at my Instagram Feed. The pictures are snapshots of a full-time craftsman at work and some moments related to life but not work.
In this way I am painting a picture of a 21th century maker who is inspired by the crafts and skills of days gone bye and who has - like many makers - a mind of his own.