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 selling 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.