The blog post is a part of a retrospective look at some of the projects and collaborations I have worked on over the last two years. These Wooden bullets with real shell casings were a commission for a client who is selling them as necklaces. It was a fun and very precise project […]
This blog post is part of a retrospective look at some of the people I have worked with over the last two years. I was involved with helping Natalie Guy create a number of sculptures in some of her 2014 exhibitions. My contribution in wood turning – bringing her pieces forward from design.. […]
This blog post is part of a retrospective look at some of the people I have worked with over the last two years. I was involved with making domestic Shapes , legs and knobs to fit into Karley’s concepts. This was part of her Creaturely Wonders exhibition and below you can read from the description of […]
When I started this website I thought I would need to update this blog constantly but I am very grateful for the amount of work that has poured through this website. So after almost two and a half years I have decided to update my blog. First, thank you to all the people who I have […]
The large Pepperwood bowl as a gift for a sister’s wedding and came with a request for a special message. I added a personal message to the bride and groom to the base and off it went to the wedding. The bowl traveled happily. As is often the case, the size of this bowl was […]
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 […]