I am a New Zealand woodturner, born and bred on a Sheep and Beef farm in the King Country. My passion for woodturning was cultivated during many childhood hours spent turning with my Grandfather. In 2002 I broke my back, and it was this injury which led me to take up woodturning again in my adult years; this time in a professional capacity. I have adapted techniques to overcome the limitations I face, and as a result I am competent at ambidextrous turning, as well as turning both seated or standing.
During the day I work as a production and commission woodturner, and at night I indulge in all things artistic. I believe that good form is key and enjoy using colour and texture to highlight my work. I also enjoy demonstrating and teaching; and passing on the techniques I have learnt. Growing up surrounded by native bush, rivers and mountains, has always provided me with a lot of inspiration around natural forms, shapes and color.