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Growing up in an era when school wood lathes were only used as sanding stations I still vividly remember the fist time I saw woodturning demonstrated. I studied Creative Design at Loughborough University where I began to develop an understanding of form. For over 30 years, working life has been spent in various manufacturing companies as a product designer/ design manager designing everything from guitar amplifiers through bespoke furniture to fire engine ladders. Twenty years ago I was given the opportunity to take an evening class in woodturning and was immediately hooked. Fortunately this was at a time when many of the great craftsmen such as Alan Batty, Bill Jones, Keith Rowley and Phil Reardon were still demonstrating regularly and I learned by reproducing the pieces I had seen made. Twenty years on, my work has developed to include other materials including resins, metals, paints pyrography and carving.

 

Twenty years on I have returned to the East Midlands from my Yorkshire homeland and have recently become an AWGB approved tutor, as well as producing my own creations from my workshop in the national forest.