The Story of Wood – Vessel Emerging

When you see a finished piece of carved or turned work, it can be difficult to imagine how that piece evolved from wood as we see it in nature - trees, branches, logs and so on. As part of the Story of Wood - the tale of how trees are reborn as art - I decided to make that connection. I could have taken the process and shown a part-worked piece, or a piece of turned work ...
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The making of ‘Owl’ – Part 2

I had roughed out the owl's form in green wood and then waited months for the material to dry. Why? Dry wood can take detail and reach a fine finish. It can also be brought indoors without fear of distortion or cracking. So I returned to the open air to refine the owl form. Green wood is pliable and horse chestnut is no exception. It had taken the form I marked out fo...
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Join us this week as the group exhibition at The Tabernacle, Llandudno begins.

I'm one of nine artists involved in a group exhibition at the Tabernacle, Llandudno which is being run in association with Helfa Gelf North Wales Open Studios Network. My contribution is a selection of pieces telling the Story of Wood, using woodturning as a creative technique. The exhibition opened last night and will run until Thursday 2nd June 2016. Visit us this w...
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