We don’t do birthdays, Christmas or anniversaries, well not ours anyway, instead we buy something special for ourselves. We have pieces of art from local artists and as far a field as Cornwall and even Koln in Germany. We have bespoke furniture, a hand forged knife, bespoke jewellery and a small collection of wood turning from other professional turners.
The latest piece we purchased was from Andy’s fire auction www.thewoodengallery.co.uk Set up to raise funds after Andy Coates RPT @AndyWoodturner https://twitter.com/andywoodturner a Suffolk based wood turner lost his workshop to a fire just before Christmas.😟
We donated a bowl to the auction, which has sold, and managed to buy a piece of Mark Sangers work www.marksanger.co.uk
This is a beautiful piece of work, very different to what Michael makes and will take pride of place in our house.
Andy does now have new premises and is busy salvaging what he can and replacing other items and we wish him all the best.👍
Social media gets some bad press, but there is some great banter🤣 on Twitter https://twitter.com/Orkwoodturner