Category Archives: Work

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Michael has been trying out some new finishes lately. Verdigris, copper, rust and a stain made using vinegar & steel

Trying out some different finishes.

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‘Rocking' bowls. These are great fun. Michael turns these round bottoms bowl with a slight weight and with the shaping

Wooden turned 'Rocking' bowls

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Mace Head turned from Zabrano. These incredible Mace heads (stone) are found in Neolithic dig sites here in Orkney. Michael

Neolithic inspired Mace Head

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This beautiful wall plaque has been made for a customer to go on an original stone wall in an old

The Mill Wall Plaque

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A new range of pots. The bowl is ebonised after being turned and then finished with oil. The ebonising also

Ebonised bowl with boxwood amulet

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This piece was created using several of the techniques Michael uses. We have called it ‘4 points'. It was exhibited

'4 POINTS'

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Michael usually turns these pieces inspired by ‘Neolithic Petrospheres' from English boxwood as this is a very dense, hard wood

Boxwood 'Neolithic Petrosphere' inspired piece.

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 A lidded pot turned from elm, with burr and natural edge. The pot has been carved, ebonized and stained with

'Howar' ceremonial pot

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A bowl turned from Orkney sycamore and decorated in Neolithic Unstan ware style. Neolithic pottery and stone carvings have been

Inspired by 'Neolithic' Unstan ware pottery

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A Yarn bowl turned from Elm. This was a commission piece and the second yarn bowl Michael has made. Last

Elm Yarn bowl