Privet grows everywhere in Grey Lynn. The local weed: A pest of sorts , sits around ,chopped and looking for a new use. While sitting on the pile of cut wood having a coffee, this new project came into the afternoon sun. The white fine grain of the Privet highlights any surface texture in the […]
Start of a new series of earlobe stretchers and plugs for Cori Ribinson. After the initial trial, these large stretchers will come down to a more even symmetrical style. The new range to include New Zealand Native timbers. They will be handcrafted in the Republic of Grey Lynn.
These Matai spinning tops are destined to help young people learn about traditional Maori toys. An example of the interesting and unusual jobs that pop up from time to time. All the tops have been made from recycled native timber and have started a new line of spinning objects.
One of the joys of New Zealand woodturning is a positive and driving set of competitions. Participation in these competitions is intense and enjoyable. Each new entry provides its own individual design and production challenges. W e are always being challenged . Yes challenges: of bringing of a concept into a finished work. I enjoy this […]
Welcome to my website My name is Graeme Mackay. I am a Woodturner living and working in the wonderful Republic of Grey Lynn and happy to have this website to share my work with you. A long time woodworker: Starting in carving, repairwork ,toy making and the odd wooden instrument. On a significant birthday. a […]
Texures on the move As part of living in a community with large Pacific Islands groups, there has been a regular challenge to use the idioms of our local New Zealand and Pacific art. The bowl is part of a Pacific textures series that incorporates a new approach to textural Pyrographic branding. I have been […]