Orcadian woodturner working with local and Scottish hardwoods, completely self-taught, creating decorative pieces handmade in Orkney from log to finish.
We are open and look forward to welcoming you back.
To keep your visit enjoyable, while also adhering to government guidelines, we would appreciate only one family group at a time in the gallery.
Hand sanitiser is available and please wear a mask
Feel free to contact me on 07523244119
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New pieces are added regularly and feel free to get in touch if you require any more information on any of the pieces for sale.
If you are on Orkney, purchases can be collected by arrangement.
UK purchased will be posted once a week on a Friday
to cut down on trips to the post office.
IF YOU ARE AN OVERSEAS CUSTOMER PLEASE CONTACT US FOR POSTAGE RATES
Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 25 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017
Influence and inspiration is drawn from the works of Neolithic inhabitants of ancient Orkney. During the long bright summer days, the light on the landscapes inspires new designs, while the long dark nights of winter is the time when he is most productive in his workshop.
Wood is obtained from sustainable sources and is processed on site with our own sawmill, from log to finished piece. The traditions and culture of the islands are an important part of Michael’s life and his work reflects his affinity with Orkney and its heritage of craftsmanship.
All this results in Michael creating unique, tactile pieces to enhance any home or other surroundings.
Other Details (please note, the gallery is currently open by appointment only due to the Covid-19 pandemic)
April to September
Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm
Oct to March
Mon – Fri 11am – 4pm
Sat 12pm – 4pm
BURR ELM decorative bowl
A bowl turned from stunning Scottish burr elm with lots of natural detail. A wide heavier rim has been coloured black and a band of pyrography added around the bottom edge of the rim. A small square has been coloured red and an Edinburgh hallmarked and ma
SCOTTISH OAK black bowl
Turned from Scottish oak with turned beading detail. Texture and carving has been added to the outside of the bowl which has then been stained using vinegar and steel wool stain. This method of staining has been continued through the inside of this stunni