Based in South Staffordshire, UK, Woodsmithery is a small artisan craft operation with woodturning at its heart.
Producing wooden bowls, jewellery, boxes, platters and art from a variety of local timbers as well as exotics from around the world, Woodsmithery is just two people - Murray and Dawn - with the former making the mess and his better 51% doing everything else.
Woodsmithery started in early 2017 some months after Dawn's dad turned up out-of-the-blue with an old Rexon WL-12a lathe for reasons that are still unclear to this day.
Not having turned anything before, Murray set about learning everything he could from YouTube and books, and when a friend generously offered to give a bowl a new home in exchange for actual money, he decided to take the ball and run with it, so to speak.
These days, having upgraded to a quarter-ton 1950s British-made Union Graduate lathe, he is a proud member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) and is also a member of Burcot Woodturners in Worcestershire. He has lost more blood to woodturning than he cares to remember and has scars on his fingers to prove it.
Dawn has a real-world full-time job to keep her busy, but is also Woodsmithery's unpaid web monkey, general IT-support, PA, accountant, Excel guru, customer liaison, craft-fair-table-setter-upperer... etc.
To get in touch with questions, suggestions or requests, please take a look at the Get In Touch page, where you can also find links to Woodsmithery on Facebook and Instagram.