Mike Hollamby

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In the upstairs Showcase gallery from May to July 2019

Woodturner

Working with wood was something I discovered by accident upon moving from Essex to Dorset in 2001. Having chiefly worked in sales until then I discovered a loving for making something out of a raw material, enjoying all the processes from designing the piece, handling the tools, creating the shape, and then the final finishing. To me wood is a unique material, with many different types, colours,and textures which can be further changed in all sorts of ways, its possibillities are almost endless.

I try to use wood with a story, I like to know where it has come from, why it was felled, any individual character, this helps make every item unique, there just isn’t another exactly like it anywhere.