AWARDS and Exhibitions
2005-NC Senior Games Heritage Arts—Third Place
2007– New Hanover County Senior Games Heritage Arts—First & Second Place.
2007 Awarded the Artists of Southport Merit Award
2009 New Hanover County Senior Games Heritage Arts — First and Second place
My work can be seen at the following Galleries:
New Elements, Front Street Wilmington, NC
Art Neauveau Myrtle Beach, SC
Born and educated in Wales, after a long career in electronics and aerospace, I moved to live in Hendersonville, North Carolina where I was able to develop his hobby of Woodturning.
As a member of Carolina Mountain Woodturners I had the opportunity to be present at demonstrations from many of the world’s leading Woodturners and developed My skills by practicing what I saw.
In 2006 I attended a two week masterclass at Arrowmont School of the Arts & Crafts with Jean François Escoulen where I learned amongst other techniques, Off Axis Turning.
Sponsored by NC Arts Council in 2008 I attended a five day workshop in the Studio of Jean Francois Escoulen where I learned more of Off Axis Turning.
I lived in Horse Shoe, near Asheville NC where indigenous hardwoods were plentiful especially after winter storms. With a Powermatic 3520 Lathe I am able to make articles up to 19 inches in diameter. All are one of a kind pieces. I decided that I wanted to make decorative pieces rather than functional
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