If You Go Down To The Woods Today ….

If You Go Down To The Woods Today ….

Oct 8, 2021

Living on The Edge

Living on the edge of The New Forest , as well as my daily constitutional by the sea , when I have ” me” time  I like to  go for a wander amongst the ancient woodland . Nothing better than a walk amongst the tall trees to calm the mind , body and soul. Whilst wandering one day, I  decided to  start looking for a local crafts person who made pieces  from wood from The New Forest so that we could showcase his work in the gallery.

Mr Graham Turner – New Forest Wood Turner

Et voila! Right under my nose , or in fact, right down the street , exhbiting in the Hampshire Art Studio week , was Mr Graham Turner. I was familiar with Graham and his work as he had kindly kept the twins busy showing them the art of pyrography the year before , whilst I looked around the exhibition  and fate had it that I spied his work again this year! Synchronicity  some would say.

So  here is a little bit of info about Graham …..as told by Graham!

“My focus over the last two years has been  on Wood Turning with a twist. This means that I use  a mixture wood turning lathes and hand tools. I have also designed and created my own jig that makes it easier to keep the twists uniform. I also like the idea of creating shadows and patterns on the walls from the lamps.

The wood I use comes from around the New Forest and it is cut up and air dried at my house in Sway in the New Forest, this can take a number of years.

My inspiration came from my grandfather who started his apprenticeship as a pattern maker in 1914, I was always fascinated with his workshop and the barley twist items that he had made by hand.  As of 2019 I finally acquired my grandfather’s tools so use them in my work as well.

Ar one stage, I  did an Apprenticeship at Rolls Royce working on aero engines; however I went astray some where and ended up in IT AND Management! At the age of 50 after being made redundant for the second time, I  went back to working with my hands and trying to be creative.

I am a New Forest Marque member.”

New Forest Creations

Graham’s creations area simply beautiful, from beautiful bowls to magic wands! .I particluarly love the lamps he creates, each one a tells a different story and produces its own uniqe light.

We are  very proud to be presenting Graham’s work @tradewindsgallery

When you are In The New Forest, drop on into Milford on Sea and take a look at some of his wonderful work. http://www.visitmilfordonsea.co.uk


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