Forest of Kent woodturned art.

Professionalism, artistry and craft

About Us

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Experience & Creativity

For me woodturning is like treasure hunting, as I turn the wood I uncover the treasure hidden inside. The shape and colours I use should be what a picture frame is to a picture. They should show the wood off to its best effect. I like to use either reclaimed wood or wood that was destined for the fire. My aim, working with nature, is to create beautiful and unique pieces.

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Our Process

I collect most of my wood from community wood recycling  projects and from local tree surgeons. I dry and prepare the wood for turning and wait until the wood tells me what type of object and shape it should be. I like to work with the grain, the figure, the bark, the burrs and even any rot in order to bring out the beauty in the wood. I am happy to take commissions.

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Sales

There is a small sample of my work that is for sale in the shop. If there is something you see in the gallery that you like or you would like to commission something similar please  contact me.

Sporting Memorabilia

Collecting the Manchester velodrome wood

I lime to recycle/reuse wood especially wood with some history.

I like to recycle wood especially if it has some history

Cutting it down to size

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This is going to be a segmented bowl with milliput inserts and marbling effect.

Segments being cut and sanded

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This is a four ring bowl  with 16 segments in each layer. The segments in each layer are different lengths.

Gluing up the rings

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If I have cut the segments accurately each ring of 16 segments should form a perfect circle.

Putting the bowl togther

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The rings need to be carefully glued together. Each ring has been through a thicknesser and sanded so the joins should be perfect.

Turning the bowl

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The bowl is 5 mm thick, 15 cm deep and 38 cm wide.

Sporting memorabilia

Milliput inlay

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I thought the bowl should replicate the slopes of a velodrome and the track markings.

Blood sweat and tyre rubber

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Although the actual bowl is made from the Siberian spruce from the Manchester velodrome. I wanted to have a piece of the actual track surface in the bowl.

Great British success.

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The outside of the bowl is decorated with a red, white and blue marbling effect to represent the movement of bikes around the velodrome.

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Sporting Memorabilia

The finished large bowl

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 I was able to make three bowls from the wood I got. I think they capture the excitement  and history of the velodrome. 

The finished bowl from the side

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The finished large bowl from the base

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A smaller bowl

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Small bowl from the side

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Small bowl from the base

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Events

I do several markets throughout the North  of England. Details of events I am attending will be posted below.

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November 2019

6th Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall

11am - 4pm

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4JX

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Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November 2019

6th Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall

  

Hopeful & Glorious is pleased to announce our 6th Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall. Over the weekend of 16th-17th November 2019 Lytham Hall will be occupied by around 40 stalls by high-quality, local artists, makers and designers.

Each of these will bring their own unique style of art, design, photography and craft. 

The Winter Art Fair 2019 will be a charming and enjoyable Christmas shopping experience like no other.

11am - 4pm

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4JX

Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec 2019,

'ARTbound's Christmas ARTfair 2019'

11am - 4pm

The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY

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Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec 2019,

'ARTbound's Christmas ARTfair 2019'

 

This event is focused on showcasing a wide range of creativity from stallholders, so there’s something for everybody to buy. 

11am - 4pm

The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY

15th December 2019

Lowry Christmas Makers Market

10am - 4pm

M50 3AH

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15th December 2019

Lowry Christmas Makers Market

 The Lowry Outlet Makers Market takes up residency on the Piazza of The Lowry Outlet Mall on the last Saturday and Sunday of the month. Join us on the final weekend of the month and expect to find the very finest local food, drink, art, design, vintage and modern craft carefully selected from Manchester artisans and business local to the North West. Offering the opportunity to meet the producers, browse the stalls, sample and enjoy the music and performance.  

10am - 4pm

M50 3AH

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Contact me today to discuss a commission. I have worked on many projects including bowls, vases, lights, light pulls, Christmas decorations, wedding decorations, plates, shields, wall art and cremation urns.

Forest of Kent Woodturning

07905332117

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: 9am-4pm

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Beech wood double loop

£120.00

(£20.00 shipping)

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Beech wood double loop

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Yew bowl and clock

£90.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Black walnut salad bowl

£70.00

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Elm Burr Resin Globe

£100.00

(£10.00 shipping)

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Birch burr platter

£30.00

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Beech triple loop

£100.00

(£20.00 shipping)

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