I am delighted to announce that His Gracious Majesty King Charles III has awarded me the British Empire Medal in the 2024 New Years Honours List.
I am a Registered Professional Turner based in Trowbridge in Wiltshire. Bordered by six other counties I am in an ideal position to offer woodturning services across the south western part of England and wider afield too.
My services include specialist bespoke turning that encompass dove tailing, fluting, routing and twisting for decorative or constructional details. I also have some experience of carving on turned items.
Apprenticed to a joinery company I am able to offer my skills to the building industry not only through making bespoke newel posts, stair spindles, turned finials for roofs and stairs but also by matching existing turnings on listed buildings. I am able to work with kitchen manufacturers to produce such turnings as are required for hand made kitchens to include columns and table legs.
I regularly carry out repairs for the antiques industry, chair legs and spindles, twisted work and display items. As I work with a variety of woods and other materials I am able to make and conduct repairs to chess pieces to complete a set. I have also produced items for a local boat builder.
Commemorative items and wedding gifts are also among the things I make alongside table legs and craft items.
If you wish to learn to turn I am a qualified adult educator and can offer courses to suit you aimed at your experience level or to suit your particular needs.
If your group or club is looking for a demonstrator I am still travelling around the country doing this but can also offer you a remote, live interactive demonstration from my own workshop.