Woodturner in Dorset
Joe started woodturning as a young man with the guidance from his Grandfather and was soon introduced to some of the most renowned woodturning artists worldwide.
As a woodturner in Dorset, Joe became the youngest approved tutor at just 16 years old by the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain. In 2019, he was awarded The Worshipful Company of Turners Bursary. Joe then went on to be recognised by the Register of Professional Turners and in 2020 given his RPT title. After continuing with his iconic pieces, just last year he was made a Yeoman to the Worshipful Company of Turners.
Joe has been labelled a master for shape and form, he pays especial attention to the intricate shape and flow of his pieces and with many there is additional detailing, with piercings, finials, and decorative touches. Each form is finished to an immaculate degree of craftsmanship, and to his exacting specifications, something he is renowned for.
Joe specialises in Hollow Form work and his eye for detail is incredible.
“The majority of my pieces start on paper with the design process, an area I enjoy immensely. Sometimes the inspiration comes from the piece of wood itself, but more often than not it begins with an idea at 3am.
Shape is paramount, I have a strong belief that hollow forms are far more aesthetically pleasing with a constant curve. Flat surfaces are to be avoided – in my opinion they ruin the flow of the piece and reflect light in a way that just does not enhance the artwork.”