Creative Woodturning – beautiful luxurious wood with a difference

Masur birch coloured hollow forms by Paul Hannaby Creative Woodturner

Paul is a woodturner based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. This website is a showcase of Paul’s woodturning which he turns by hand in his workshop from hand picked pieces of wood. Some of the turned wooden objects Paul produces are purely decorative and some are functional. Great attention is paid to the form and finish on all work with the aim that each hand turned  piece is both tactile and pleasing to the eye.

Paul includes texture, carving, colour and other materials in his work. Paul often likes to experiment and uses a wide variety of tools and techniques to expand on the theme. The permutations available to the woodturner of what can be done with wood are almost endless. Paul never runs short of things to experiment with and test.

Feel free to browse the woodturning shop where you can see what is currently available for sale. Or visit the woodturning gallery pages to see other examples of Paul’s work. If you would like to commission something special or if you can’t find what you are looking for, then Contact Paul to discuss your requirements.

Wood for the Woodturner

Paul uses many different species of wood for turning. Paul prefers to use locally grown wood where possible.  He also uses non-native wood for specific applications he obtains from managed resources. The main focus is on artistic or creative woodturning. Wood is the material of choice both for its unique characteristics and because of its endless variations in appearance and character. Wood is not only the raw material but also the inspiration for many of the pieces produced.

Woodturning Demonstrations and Tuition

Paul is also available for demonstrations for woodturning clubs, trade events etc., talks and tuition.
Various subjects are available. Contact Paul for further details and availability. Look on Paul’s  woodturning for woodturners website for Information on woodturning courses. Online demonstrations and tuition are also available.