How it started…

I began turning in 2003 after seeing a burr Oak bowl my father-in-law had made on his lathe. I bought a cheap “Taiwan Terror” lathe and spent a few months chasing it around the garden of my London home.

A subsequent move to rural Suffolk provided the opportunity to join a woodturning club that met in the Village Hall in my own village. I met a fantastic group of experienced turners there and watched demonstrations by professional turners such as Bill Care, and learned an enormous amount thanks to their generosity and patience.

I spent twelve months producing round firewood and progressed quickly, became Chairman of my local club, and in 2006 I was invited on to the Register of Professional Turners, but later resigned around 2017. I also served on the committee of the Association Of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB), latterly as Chairman, before retiring from the AWGB after eleven year’s service.