Sunday 17 December 2017

New to CNC

First experiments in converting images into cnc textures.

Friday 15 September 2017

Online Exhibition

Very pleased to see my work in the "Turned and Sculpted Wood 2017" exhibition.

Friday 1 September 2017

Two older pieces

These two older pieces have also been submitted for the exhibition. I didn't have time to produce more new works.

Tuesday 8 August 2017


Making progress after my holiday. Submission date is fast approaching.

Still swapping between lathe and bench refining shape and form. Lots of carving and filing going on. Gradually approaching the point where I can begin texturing and adding colour.

Waiting for extra tools to arrive from the US to assist with completion.

Satisfaction and excitement with working again cannot be measured. Many new art materials and processes to explore in my next pieces.

Recently purchased Zbrush8 plus a photo to 3d program, both will extend possibilities and aid visualisation.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

New piece

Always difficult to start working again after a long period of inactivity. Going back to my roots to begin another journey.

Monday 17 July 2017

Time to focus

An opportunity has presented itself recently. It has provided me with the opportunity and motivation to produce some new work after a long break.

New ideas, materials and a couple of new pieces of equipment will  help to take me in a new direction and provides the impetus to start being creative again.

I have a short timescale to submit the work and a holiday in between. Helps to stimulate focus when there is a definite deadline. 

New supplies

Some possible shapes to work on - maybe

Monday 10 April 2017

About 5 years ago I was helping  two UK turners to make the transition from traditional woodturning to  working with ideas and reference.

Unfortunately, the relationship soured for a variety of reasons and I was subjected to some vociferous online abuse over time. Apt expressions of their intellectual ability and insecurity, I guess.

During the mentoring process I agreed to do some collaborative work and the pieces below were submitted for me to work on, one piece from each turner. I never did anything with them, not wishing to share any more with the turners concerned.

I could rework them as completed hollow forms but I thought it might be an interesting and cathartic exercise to rework  and recycle parts of these two pieces as the beginning of a new body of work around the theme of artification.