My ethos is to get the most out of the piece of wood with which I am currently working. I don’t turn wood to produce a piece that is just round and brown! I aim to bring out the very best in the wood, whether this is enhancing the natural grain to bring out the maximum character, or colouring and texturing the piece to enhance its beauty.
I enjoy exploring new ideas, sometimes bringing in techniques from other artistic disciplines whether staining, airbrushing, gilding, stencilling, pyrography or inlaying. No technique is safe from my artistic explorations! I have learnt from others and I’m keen to share my knowledge to benefit fellow artists.
I hope the pieces I make, taking many hours of work, bring enjoyment and pleasure to my customers in their home.