Eleanor Lakelin

What lead you to work with wood? I grew up in a very rural part of Wales surrounded by hills. Roaming through woods collecting natural things, particularly gnarled wood coloured and textured by time and the elements, was a big part of my…


Roger Bennett

Discuss the use of colour in your work. I colour my work with water-based wood dyes, and I finish with three applications of Danish oil which protects the colour and gives the surface a gentle sheen. I love using water-based dyes: they work with the…


Alain Mailland

You are an active member of the French Association of Artistic Woodturning, discuss how this membership has assisted in your career and development? I created the association in 1995 with a group of friends woodturners, all professional. We met…


Benoît Averly

xplain how meeting and speaking to Gilbert Buffard changed everything for you? I met Gilbert Buffard in 2002. A friend of mine had taken a class with him and when I saw what she had made I immediately liked it. Since he was not very far from my…


Richard Kennedy

Your work is creative and ornamental can you take three pieces and discuss them and the techniques you have developed to create them? Much of my work is created on a foundation of simple lines. Proportion is critical to a successful piece and…


Nic Webb

You initially trained in fine art at Brighton College from 1991 -1994, when did you move into your craft of spoon making? I made my first spoon about four years ago from Lime that I collected in the woods of Suffolk. In a few months I had made…