John White - Woodturner

John has been interested in wood and woodturning since his schooldays when an enthusiastic teacher introduced him to a lathe. He won his first prize for a dining chair entered in the Hull Show when he was 15.

His interest varied over the years according to responsibilities, but around 15 years ago he bought a new lathe and started supplying several local outlets with hand turned items. He also produced items of furniture, including dining tables and Windsor chairs made by traditional methods.

Now, as a professional woodturner, he makes items ranging from gallery work (bowls, vases and hollow form pieces), to bespoke staircase and kitchen parts, antique restoration and sculptures.

John uses mainly English hardwoods, travelling to many suppliers searching out unusual and interesting pieces of wood. The shape and style of each piece is dictated by the unique characteristics of the timber. His main satisfaction comes from creating something of beauty from knarred and unlikely looking pieces of wood.

He is also willing to consider commissions.

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Janine Barnsley Anne Exford Arwyn Quick
Ann Bates Anne Fletcher Christine Sheehan
Jane Blake Harriet Fox Tracy White
David Carson Shaw Ian Fretwell John White
Liz Cashdan Gina Harrison Lynne Wilkinson
David Charlesworth Carol Ann James Hitomi Yamamoto