I moved to Perth, Western Australia from Auckland, NZ, in 1978 as a fitter turner. Started woodturning in 1982, registered a business ("AnyTurn") in 1983, doing mostly production work, turning verandah posts to drawer knobs. Started experimenting in art woodturning in 1994. Decided to move back to N.Z in 1995 to open a gallery.WildWood Gallery
My Award winning woodturned art pieces are distinctive in style, showing meticulous attention to the finish. Many of my pieces have been enhanced with subtle touches of acrylic paint, inks,
pyrography, texturing or carving, giving unique surface effects. My original creations range from hollow vessels to a range of unusual lidded containers with various delicate twists and spires
adorning the lids and multi-axis turned pieces.
In addition to Wildwood Gallery, my work is in private collections all over the world.
Enjoying the great outdoors through fly-fishing, bush-walking and native orchid photography constantly inspires my ever-evolving style.
I like to promote wood turning as an art form.
Through competing and demonstrating, I am actively involved in the NZ woodturning scene.
I do club demonstrations and hands on days. If your Woodturning club is interested in having me demonstrate, send me an email.
Click here to see list of demonstration and master classes I have done to date.