I turned my first piece in 1966, while studying for ‘A’ level Woodwork. After school I trained as a Handicraft Teacher and taught Woodwork & Metalwork in High Schools until 2004. Since taking early retirement I have been a member of Cumbria Woodturners Association & Eden Valley Woodturners, where I am currently Chairman. Since 2004 I have sold woodturning in various outlets and demonstrated woodturning at numerous clubs. In 2009 I was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners (RPT), which is supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners & I am a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).