Peter Farkas has been turning wood since 2003 sourcing most of his timber locally and doing all of the preparation himself. He often embellishes his pieces with pyrography texturing carving inlaying paint and gold or copper leafing. He turns bowls vases closed forms hollow forms and platters. All pieces undergo a careful finishing process using high quality selected oils or lacquer. "Wood is a wonderful medium with fascinating textures colours and a lovely natural warm feel. It is a challenge for the wood-worker to bring out these features in the piece that is being created."