Woodturner Neil Turner is a woodturner living in a small country town in the wheat belt of Western Australia 200 kms east of Perth. From a small studio on his farm he produces a range of artistic and sculptural pieces as well as natural edge bowls. He uses a range of local timbers rock she-oak yorkgum red morel rib fruited mallee burl and sandalwood sourcing other woods jarrah olive forest sheoak and other exotics fromvarious timber merchants.
Most of his artistic pieces have spent some portion of time on the lathe and from there the designs evolve according to grain pattern and shape of the form. Using a dremel and a range of grinding burrs he removes the waste material refines the design and will then spend many hours hand sanding. Neil's ideas are influenced largely by his environment and at times the harsh reality of living and working the land.