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Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner

COVID 19 Update (April 2021)

We are opening from 26th April 2021 and are looking forward to welcoming you back again.

To begin with we are opening by appointment only – please phone 07523244119 to arrange a visit.

We will be keeping to one family group at a time, masks to be worn and hand sanitiser is available. We are taking these precautions to keep both you and us safe, but hope it will not alter your enjoyment of visiting our workshop and gallery.

Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 28 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017.

Influence and inspiration is drawn from the works of Neolithic inhabitants of ancient Orkney. During the long bright summer days, the light on the landscapes inspires new designs, while the long dark nights of winter is the time when he is most productive in his workshop.

Wood is obtained from sustainable sources and is processed on site with our own sawmill, from log to finished piece.

The traditions and culture of the islands are an important part of Michael’s life and his work reflects his affinity with Orkney and its heritage of craftsmanship.

All this results in Michael creating unique wooden decorative pieces suitable for home decor , bespoke gifts or to enhance any public spaces.

Our wood turning business is run from our home where we have a small gallery and visitors are also welcome to see the workshop.


  • I have a longstanding interest in prehistory and Neolithic Orkney in particular. Your work not only celebrates but extends that tradition so I'm very glad to be acquiring this wonderful piece of true Orkney craftsmanship.

    Jeffrey Greenslade