By profession I am an electrical engineer, but have also been turning wood for many years. I am primarily a bowl turner and turn big bowls, small bowls, chunky bowls and delicate bowls.
I like to make simple, decorated, segmented and pierce-carved platters and bowls, which I design and shape to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. The larger items are made from beautiful native timbers: ash, elm, walnut, poplar and sycamore. The complex small designs usually use exotic timbers from South America, Australia or Africa.
I am on the Register of Professional Turners, a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, the Essex Craft Society , the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the American Association of Woodturners.
Patricia and I regularly write articles and are featured in the woodturning magazines in both England and America.
My background is in music as I am a classically trained harpist and have issued many albums of solo harp music.
I have been turning wood for about 6 years, and my work is purely decorative. I use mostly English woods, ash, elm, yew, sycamore and hornbeam, and I inlay them with semi precious stones such as turquoise, malachite, cornelian and mother of pearl, and sometimes with beads. Many of my bowls and platters are coloured and some wire brushed, as I feel that texture and colour enhance the beauty of the stones. My inspiration comes from coloured patterns of Indian and Japanese paintings and vessels.
In collaboration with my partner Gabor Lacko we also produce very thin turned bowls and platters which are pierce-carved and coloured. Here the inspiration is nature using flowers, leaves and trees to decorate the wood.
I am on the Register of Professional Turners, a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, the Essex Craft Society, the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and the American Association of Woodturners.