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I was privileged to have a stand at the first two of the Wizardry in Wood. exhibitions mounted by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London.

Tom standing next to a cabinet

As well as stands for some two dozen individuals there were several collections of work, the prize-winners for that year's competitions and displays of work by members of the main turning organisations in Britain. In the 2012 exhibition Eleanor Lakelin, who had been on one of my courses, had some of her work displayed as she was a winner of a bursary from the Worshipful Company of Turners in 2011. She was selected as an exhibitor in the 2016 Wizardry in Wood exhibition. Patricia Spero who is a Rigistered Professional Turner and committee member of the Register also took a course with me.

I regularly show with the Sussex Guild, with whom I am a member.



Second prize at the Open Turning Competition 2002 of The Worshipful Company of Turners of London.

Tom recieving second prize
Award Winning Condiment Set

Tom Receiving his award from the Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners. (left)

The Prize Winning Condiment Set for a Banqueting Hall: Ebony, Boxwood & Red Mallee Burr. (right)


The Worshipful Company of Turners Millennium Competition Entry.

Wassail Bowl
Wassail Bowl and cups

Wassail Bowl, made of timber from 5 continents to mark a new millennium and to celebrate Olympics year

From the base up:

  • American Tulip (stem of bowl)
  • English Sycamore (bowl)
  • Asian Teak (reversible lid/stand)
  • Australian Jarrah (spice cup)
  • African Blackwood (lid)


Tom also won 2nd prize at the Open Turning Competition 2002 of The Worshipful Company of Turners of London


Woodturning Design book

Woodturning Design

In Derek Hayes' book "Woodturning Design" published May 2011 two of my pieces are used for discussion. They are the bowl based on the golden section that is in the bowl section of the gallery and the 12" coloured sycamore sphere that is on the sculptural pieces section of the gallery.

Wonder in Wood Bowl

Wonders in Wood

I was one of 100 who had pieces selected for the 1997 'Wonders in Wood' Exhibition of the AWGB.

Good Woodworking Magazine Covers

Good Woodworking Magazine.

Two of my bowls have been favourably reviewed in Good Woodworking Magazine.