Greg Kent Lancashire, United Kingdom
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I am a teacher of Geography and until a few years ago I never thought I had a creative bone in my body. I then discovered wood turning and the joy of shaping wood as if it was clay. I have rapidly moved away from traditional wood turning and like to use a variety of non-traditional wood and different materials that enhance the wood. I like form and shape inspired by nature.

For me wood turning is like treasure hunting, as I turn the wood I uncover the treasure hidden inside. The shape and colours I use should be what a picture frame is to a picture. They should show the wood off to its best effect. I like to use either reclaimed wood or wood that was destined for the fire. My aim, working with nature, is to create beautiful and unique pieces. I collect most of my wood from community wood recycling projects and from local tree surgeons. I dry and prepare the wood for turning and wait until the wood tells me what type of object and shape it should be.

Artwork

Beech wood triple loop, Wood, 2019, 150

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Offset segmented oak vase, Oak wood, 2019, 100

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Autumn maple leaf, Ash wood, 2019, 50

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Off centre bowl, Afromosa wood, 2019, 50

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Segmented three legged stool, Variety of recycled wood from old furniture, 2019, 200

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Mortar and pestle, Sycamore, 2019, 50

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