Jason Smith is a wood artist based in Kent. He uses local wood to produce unique, handmade art.
He was accepted on the Register of Professional Turners in 2014.
His first career was as a pharmacist, however being an artist allows him the expression, creativity and satisfaction of an end product that is valued.
Tom Kittle - Lapwing Woodturning
David Humphries - Arboriculture
David is the Trees Management Officer for the City of London Corporation Open Spaces Department and he manages approximately 20,000 trees across our north London Open Spaces division of Hampstead Heath & Highgate Woods.
David's visit to the EGW will include a talk on the association of fungi in and around trees, specifically looking at the dysfunction & decay in wood volumes on account of fungi across different tree species.
Andy Coates RPT
Andy Coates started turning in 2003 after having five minutes on his Father-In-Law's lathe in Suffolk. By 2006, Andy was turning full time and was recommended for the RPT. In the same year he was also co-opted onto the committee of the AWGB where he stayed for ten years, ending his time as Chairman.
Andy's passion is for decorative speculative work but as a full-time turner has to go a bit of everything from replica cabinet knobs, spindles and newels, architectural components, antique restorations, to making a ducking chair for Professor Alice Roberts' Channel 4 series on Tudor Towns.
Andy writes for Woodturning Magazine, demonstrates and teaches.