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.
After teaching apprentices Carpentry and Joinery for 20 years I decided to rekindle my love of woodturning and have been teaching and demonstrating since 2002. Specialising in making wood hats, Corinthian helmets and lateley musical instruments turned on the lathe called Bluesbowls .
I also turn conventional bowls, natural edged vessels, platters boxes, and coloured sculptural work.
When time allows I love to turn one off pieces of artistic woodturning and try and play my Bluesbowls.
I supply a small amount of galleries with my work and manufacture bespoke woodturning made to the customer’s requirements.
I demonstrate at shows in the UK, Ireland and Europe.
I write articles for woodworking and woodturning related magazines.
Due to the challenges resulting from Covid 19 I have recently moved into the virtual world and deliver mixed medium IRDS and remote training.
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