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Wood turner / Gwynedd

First and foremost I am a maker. I enjoy creating beautiful and decorative objects which are often inspired by my surroundings on a small farm in North Wales which is located a stone throw away from Hell’s mouth beach.

During my time in Manchester studying 3d Design and MA Design at Manchester school of art, I discovered how strongly my Welsh background inspired my work, and how woodwork forms a part of my identity. I’m  the fourth generation within my family to take up wood work and the only female. Although I explored other materials and inspirations during my time at university, it was Wales and wood that the focus of my work often returned to.

Farming is also an important element which influences my work, I take inspiration from rope tying’s which are interpreted strongly within my products through binding coloured thread and inlaying them into the wood.

I create various wood turned objects on the lathe. All my work is handmade and functional ranging from wearable objects to home ware.  My work  is simple, colourful, tactile and decorative. I aim to celebrate the natural beauty of wood through adding a hint of colour to attract the eye to its form.