Friday 16 June 2017

Bowl Carving Course

Bowl Carving course 29/30th July 2017

I am teaching a 2 day bowl carving course at the Greenwood Centre, Coalbrookdale, Shropshire close to the Ironbridge Gorge. Details available here: carving course

Learn to make a beautiful, functional wooden bowl using simple hand tools. 
Starting with a locally grown greenwood log, you will cover properties, function, design, tools and processes needed to make your own unique bowl. 
Suitable for novice and more experienced woodworkers, the course should give you sufficient confidence to continue carving at home. 

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Craft & Design Fair, Henley on Thames 24-26th June

This Friday to Sunday I'll be demonstrating at the Craft & Design Fair in Henley on Thames. The show is open 10 to 5 each day and there will be bowl and spoon carving going on throughout. I'll also have new work on display including the biggest bowls I've ever carved!

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Showing Off autumn exhibition

New venue for this exhibition at Ludlow Castle on 17th and 18th October. Makers from both the Shropshire and Worcestershire guilds will be 'showing off' their latest work.

large poplar bowl with Venetian red detail

ladle in figured maple

poplar bowl with carved detail

Saturday 13 June 2015

Showing Off, Ludlow 14th June 2015

My new work will be on show at Ludlow Brewery along with others from both the Shropshire and Worcestershire Guilds.
I have built a new stand to display the bowls. The extra height from the plinths allows more space to show each bowl to better effect.

Pearwood from a local very mature tree showing lovely colour, 26cmx12cm.

Carved poplar, 43cmx17cm.

Painted poplar, 42cmx12cm.

Painted poplar 47cmx16cm.

Painted poplar, 51cmx18cm

Thursday 30 April 2015

RHS Spring Show 2015

My new work will be on display at the RHS Spring Show, Malvern from Thursday 7th May until Sunday 10th May. Come along for a feast of flowers and craft at the Three Counties Showground.

large poplar bowl in ultramarine

butter spreaders in natural damson

breakfast bowls in alder with hazel spoons

Tuesday 20 May 2014

International Spoon Carving Competition

The judges have made their selection of 15 spoons/ladles from over 200 entries from around the world. They are now on show in Sweden and I have been fortunate to have a ladle selected.  Visitors to the exhibition, which runs until October, can vote on which spoon they like the best. Voting is also possible at online voting bearing in mind the brief  for judging '• The criteria for the selection will be functionality, execution, form and choice of material'.