See www.timberly.co.nz web site of international turners Terry Scott and Gordon Pembridge
Artistic woodturning,fine art award winning gallery pieces , commissions and enquires welcome
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Swamp Totara copper leaf and then sponge effect to rim 180mm dia
I have always enjoyed working with wood, first as a builder and property developer, and then also as a woodturner. New Zealand has an enthusiastic woodturning community, perhaps because our native timber is plentiful and highly-figured, and our forests and shorelines inspirational.
Although I continue to turn embellished platters and other pieces for local galleries and to order, over the past several years I have increasingly focused on work that is less functional, exploring the artistic possibilities of form, carving, texture, and color. I enjoy creating pieces that require planning and unique ways of holding the wood, and that raise questions as to “how it was done.” My signature pieces involve two, three or four wings on a textured bowl or lidded box, but I continue to take my enjoyment of unique forms and surface treatments in other directions as well, creating pieces that reflect a broad range of approaches and techniques.
An important part of the turning experience, for me, is learning from and helping other turners.
my work can be seen on my website, at http://www.timberly.co.nz/
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org