Retrospective: Wooden Bullets

Retrospective: Wooden Bullets

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

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 […]

Retrospective: Natalie Guy – Sculptural Artist

Retrospective: Natalie Guy – Sculptural Artist

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in News | No Comments

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..   […]

Retrospective: Karley Feaver – Sculptural Artist

Retrospective: Karley Feaver – Sculptural Artist

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in News | No Comments

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 […]

Been working hard, but hardly working on my blog

Been working hard, but hardly working on my blog

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in News | No Comments

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 […]

Personalised gifts –  your choice

Personalised gifts – your choice

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

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 […]

Re-cycled local wood used to create a new trio of bowls

Re-cycled local wood used to create a new trio of bowls

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in News | No Comments

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 […]

Wooden Earlobe Stretchers

Wooden Earlobe Stretchers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in News | No Comments

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.

Educational spinning tops

Educational spinning tops

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

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.    

Setting goals – always a challenge

Setting goals – always a challenge

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

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 […]