“Turning is a therapeutic change from my desk based day job where I work in IT. In due course, I hope woodturning will overtake IT as my main occupation but in the meantime I’m working to develop my skills and share what I've learned with other enthusiasts and beginners alike.
I completed the AWGB demonstrator training course in 2015. Since then I'm pleased to have been invited to present my ideas and original techniques to many woodturning clubs across the country. In March 2017 I took the AWGB Approved Tutor assessment which I'm pleased to say I passed. I now have my own workshop where I can run one to one courses tailored to individuals requirements.
So what style of turning do I do....? I'll have a go at anything, I sincerely think this is the only way to develop a broad skill base. Quite a bit of my work explores methods of holding the workpiece to create offset turnings and patterns. I also explore incorporating mixed media into my work, particularly working with aluminium in my stemmed goblets and coloured boxes with aluminium finials.”
I’ve not yet ‘declared’ what I will turn on my visit to Coombe Abbey Woodturners but will probably incorporate some of my signature techniques into the demonstration.