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.

My woodturning adventure began in 2013 on a pole lathe, where curiosity got me turning bits of firewood into shavings, not making anything particular, just enjoying the feeling.
I was taught to focus on form, keeping it simple which is something I understand more with each piece, be it bowls, hollow forms, boxes or any piece I turn.
The majority of the material I use is sourced and processed by me. I strongly believe you learn just as much when selecting how to cut the raw material as you do actually turning, and it has given my style complete freedom on how it wants to develop over the years.