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BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors program

BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors program

A few weeks ago Mark Stephens made us a surprise visit. Mark is a co-presenter of BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors program. He was given one of Michael’s pieces as a gift and was very interested in meeting Michael and seeing all about a woodturner in Orkney where...
AAW Virtual Symposium 2021

AAW Virtual Symposium 2021

We have just spent a very enjoyable weekend taking part in this fantastic event. Lots of very interesting demonstrations, it was very hard to choose which ones to listen too. However the advantage of a virtual event is that we can revisit ones over the next few days...
A gloomy day in Orkney

A gloomy day in Orkney

Although it has been quite warm it has been rather dull and wet today. There has been a lot of very low cloud and in many parts very little visability, but as I walked back down from the ‘allotment’ after watering the tunnels tonight I noticed all the...
Timber delivery

Timber delivery

It’s always exciting to receive some new timber, especially when you are not sure what will be in the pallet boxes. Michael had a chat with Greig of gmforestry in Ardersier who had some fresh chestnut. He said “I’ll pop you a few other bits in”...
Spring is round the corner

Spring is round the corner

February is over, where did it go. It’s a good month which happens to be when my birthday falls, not to mention my step-daughters birthday and valentines day. We are not short of flowers just now😉🤣. After a long period of snow (some amazing drifts), the month...
Ness of Brodgar collaboration continues

Ness of Brodgar collaboration continues

The 1st collaboration, earlier this month, was extremely successful, with the bowl selling in minutes. We would like to thank you all for your interest in the Ness and this collaboration with Michaels work. The bowl is now with its new owner, who is really pleased...
Collaboration with the Ness of Brodgar

Collaboration with the Ness of Brodgar

Michael has always been fascinated by the shapes and designs of the pottery bowls used by the Neolithic people. This can be the stunning round bottomed bowls known as Unstan ware with their geometric carved decoration added generally around the shaped rim. Or, the...