Creative Woodturning – unique artistic woodturning 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 produces by hand in his workshop. Some of the turned wooden objects are purely decorative and some are functional. Great attention is paid to the form and finish 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 woodturning. Paul often likes to experiment and uses a wide variety of tools and techniques to expand on the woodturning theme. The permutations open to the woodturner are almost endless and Paul never runs short of things to try out.

Feel free to browse the woodturning shop where you can purchase some of Paul’s work or the woodturning gallery pages to see other examples of Paul’s work. Contact Paul to discuss your requirements if you would like to commission something special or if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Wood for the Woodturner

Paul uses many different species of wood for turning. 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. Paul prefers to use locally grown wood where possible.  He also uses non-native wood for specific applications he obtains from managed resources.

Woodturning Demonstrations and Tuition

Paul is also available for woodturning demonstrations for woodturning clubs, trade events etc., talks and tuition.
Various subjects are available for the woodturning demonstrations. 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.