My turning started in my early teenage years when visiting my granddad in Glasgow, we used to go to a community workshop where l was mesmerised by the machinery and the items ‘Pop’ and his friends were creating. It wasn’t until many years later that this was refuelled by watching a demonstration of woodturning. Within two weeks l had bought a lathe and tools and within a month Di and myself were on a training course.

Living in Argyll gives me great scope in turning I love using native woods that l find around the area and making natural edge forms.