WWOS 2022: Amy Leake

My green woodworking adventures were ignited several years ago thanks to my woodburner. As a child I loved whittling things in the garden with my penknife and had a great little treadle jigsaw on which I turned out gifts for my family. With a lack of woodculture around me these were shelved for a while, but I'd always been interested in finding out about practical uses for the plants and trees I saw around me.

WWOS 2022: Benoit Averly

Benoît Averly lives and works in Burgundy, France. There, he creates, in a refined spirit, art pieces in wood; with subtle contrasts, playing with light, lines and textures. Inspired by nature and architecture, he feeds his creations through his photographic journey through numerous trips, in search of a rhythm, and quiet balance.

WWOS 2022: Chris Fisher

Christopher Fisher RPT is known as the Blind Woodturner and is currently the UK’s only completely blind professional and accredited Woodturner.

WWOS 2022: Elizabeth Weber

Elizabeth is a Tennessee native now living in Seattle, WA.

WWOS 2022: Jacques Vesery

Jacques Vesery is an Artist/ Sculptor from Damariscotta and has lived in Maine for 20 years. Striving to create an illusion of reality, his vision and inspiration begins with repetitive patterns derived from the 'golden mean' or 'divine proportions'. The marriage of pattern, form and proportion conveys a sense of growth from within each of his pieces.

WWOS 2022: Keith Gotschall

Keith Gotschall has been involved in working with wood since a very early age, even before leaving high school.

WWOS 2022: Kirk DeHeer

With over 25 years of experience Kirk DeHeer has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and techniques.

WWOS 2022: Kirsty Dalton

Hello, my name is Kirsty Dalton I am the owner and creator of Primitive Woodland Line. I am a designer that focuses on making things in wood! I love wood-turning and carving and I spend an insane amount of my time burning tiny details into each piece with a process called pyrography.

WWOS 2022: Neil Turner

I started turning when I was 19 on a home-made lathe using wood that I unearthed while tilling the soil. I’m really unsure as to the reason why I started; it was something that I enjoyed the more I explored.

WWOS 2022: Owen Schroder

Hi, I’m Owen. I’m a 19 year old keen-hobbyist/part-time woodturner living in rural West Wales, UK.

WWOS 2022: Phil Irons

Born in Sydney, Australia, Phil grew up with a father who was a woodworker and antique restorer so wood has always paid a major role in his life. Phil's first introduction to woodturning came at the age of 13 when his father acquired an 1870s American cast iron child's treadle lathe. Woodturning became a serious hobby in his late 20's and after a six year spell in the travel industry, he took the decision become a professional woodturner in 1994. His knowledge and appreciation of English timbers was initially gained from working as a tree surgeon/forester for several years.

WWOS 2022: Rebecca DeGroot

Rebecca started woodworking with her father at a very young age and continued to refine her skill through college.

WWOS 2022: Richard Findley

Richard Findley is a full-time production turner in Leicestershire, England.

WWOS 2022: Roberto Ferrer

Roberto Ferrer was born and raised in Mexico, where he was surrounded by art and crafts from the early age.
While drawing and painting were part of his everyday life, the love for wood as a medium was born in his childhood when he used to visit his cousin's wood shop. But it was the colonial and baroque style architecture in his hometown that sparked the desire to one day be able to create sculptural work.

WWOS 2022: Simon Begg

From Sydney, Australia, Simon Begg is a young turner who was lucky enough to find his passion for woodturning at an early age. Throughout school he excelled in industrial technology and after high school completed cabinetmaking apprenticeships.

WWOS 2022: Troy Grimwood

Being a builder by trade, and through Wood Work at school, I have always had a passion for Wood Work. In 2008 I had a rock climbing accident which left me paralysed and once I had recovered a friend introduced me to woodturning - I haven't looked back since. I turn functional and artistic pieces and enjoy playing with texture and colour.

WWOS 2022: George Watkins

When I was nineteen I went to a craft fair and got chatting to a woodturner, I don't know why but I knew there and then that I wanted to try woodturning. Soon after that meeting I bought a small lathe and “had a go” with hindsight I wished I’d have had some formal lessons with a professional woodturner as those first few years were fraught with frustration and I very nearly gave up several times.

WWOS 2022: Franz Keilhofer

Franz Keilhofer is a German Woodturner, Author, Teacher and Model,
growing up on a small, old farm in the Bavarian mountains, Franz started woodturning at the age of 21 whilst having a break from university. He tried woodturning as a hobby first and decided to become self-employed in this profession two years later.

WWOS 2022: Ronald Kanne

After a career as a sound engineer, Ronald thought it was time to start earning real money. Turning wood!

WWOS 2022: Andrew Hall

My woodworking career started when I served a five year apprenticeship as a Carpenter and Joiner with Blue Circle Industries at Weardale.

At the age of 22 I had the opportunity to teach apprentices at three colleges in the North East of England.

WWOS 2022: Cheryl Lewis

Nature fuels me! As a child, I grew my best memories outdoors. Later I took my own kids down dirt trails and had them feel the bark of each tree we passed.