My name is Ian and I am originally from West Sussex in the UK.
I have now recently moved to Somerset.
I have always enjoyed walking through woodlands admiring the numerous trees they contain. Exploring the tactile texture of the bark and the diverse
properties of the wood itself.
Purchasing a second hand lathe and a selection of tools, I started turning
at the end of July 2014. I am entirely self taught, from books and online sources.
I enjoy the challenge of more difficult items, boxes, eccentric items, rings etc.
The most rewarding part of my hobby is when creating an item, the natural
characteristics of the wood become apparent. Enhancing these attributes
with the use of oils and polishes makes the finished object very tactile.
All items are made exclusively by myself, the wood often dictating the
shape and finish.
I hope you will find something of interest to you and if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to contact me.