My journey into green woodwork started after seeing a spoon being carved on a television program in the early 2000's. Whittling simple spoons led me onto a course to build a shave horse, then the pole lathe and committing to work without powered tools.
These last few years I have focused on spoon carving as well as turning treen and goblets. Since 2016 I've been learning to turn bowls on the pole lathe which was both an excellent and frustrating endeavor. It's a privilege to have been sharing my craft with others for over 6 years and courses are as popular as ever. 2018 holds the promise of being another busy year with larger events and more courses - as always, keeping busy!
The products I make are intended to be useful in the home as well as attractive objects. Whilst trying to replicate patterns for production purposes - and I do come close - each item is slightly different in shape and grain pattern.
I relish releasing the potential in timber and maximizing production by aiming to use as much of the log as possible - there's always a spoon or light pull to be turned from an off cut. The raw materials for my work come to me from forestry and land management activities in my local community in South East England.
Hopefully my passion for working unseasoned wood comes through in my work and you enjoy the website.