Orcadian woodturner working with local and Scottish hardwoods, completely self-taught, creating decorative pieces handmade in Orkney from log to finish.
We have thought long and hard regarding the reopening of our gallery and have had to take the difficult decision to remain closed for the time being.
As our premises are quite small, at our family home and combined with current guidelines, we feel we are unable to deliver the full, enjoyable experience we usually offer.
When people visit us we like them to linger in the gallery and freely handle the pieces, we also allow people to visit the workshop.
At the moment we do not feel this is a feasible option.
As the safety of ourselves and our customers is paramount we feel it is better to err on the side of caution and remain closed.
OUR ONLINE SHOP REMAINS OPEN
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.
IF YOU ARE AN OVERSEAS CUSTOMER PLEASE CONTACT US FOR POSTAGE RATES
Pieces purchased will be posted once a week on a Friday
to cut down on trips to the post office.
Hope everyone remains safe and well.
All the best
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 closed 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