I have always enjoyed working with wood and a few years ago enrolled on a wood working course at the local high school. Whilst on the course I noticed a lathe in the corner of the workshop and asked if I could use it. The class teacher helped me to make a bowl. I WAS HOOKED! I made enquiries regarding qualifications in woodturning and over the next four years I completed four City and Guilds courses in woodturning. I built a workshop and wood store in my garden after taking early retirement through ill health in 2008. I started to sell my wood turnings to foster a greater awareness of the woodturners art and craft and hopefully turn what was my hobby into a small business.
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I am totally responsible for the purchase of materials, design, production and sales of the finished turnings. I now have a nice small wood turning business which keeps me active.
I regularly do craft fairs and markets around the Midlands, for more details have a look on my events page.