You found my place. I hope to inspire you with what I do.
it started many years ago...
...and withstood the test of time
I am a professional pole-lathe bowl turner producing some of the finest quality wooden bowls and plates.This traditional skill has withstood the test of time and, although it is on the list of the 'endangered crafts', experiences a surge of interest recently. It takes many years to master the technique and honing the skill never ends. Patience and time is needed to improve the quality and speed of the process and to forge useable tools. To pass on the skill and teach what I have learnt along the carftsman's journey here in my spacious workshop is a joy. Of course,I also love to sell what I produce and to bring the beauty of hand-crafted work into your home and daily life.
I am now perfectly based in a workshop in the mids of Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
I always had a passion for the crafts and loved making things from wood from an early age, something that I put down to the influence of my father. I am particularily keen on traditional bowl turning techniques and have 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.