Almost all of my bowls have been handcrafted from English Woodland and Garden trees.
I begin the process by selecting individual logs from recently trimmed trees. These logs are then processed by cutting and making rough bowl shapes from the green wet wood. These 'roughs' are then carefully dried and seasoned to maintain the natural beauty of the wood.
Each bowl is then hand turned to reveal the remarkable features of each species.
The whole process, from tree to bowl, takes from four months to four years to complete.
I work with many species including Oak, Apple, Walnut, Ash, Cherry, Yew, Holly, Hornbeam as well as rarer trees such as Strawberry and Monkey Puzzle.
I am proud to be a Registered Professional Turner.
The Register is supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners.
The Worshipful Company is successor to the Guild of Turners, which is one of the hundred and eight Livery Companies of the City of London. It received its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1604 from James I
Colin Seabrook RPT