MEMBERS of Derbyshire Dales Woodcraft Club are welcoming registered professional turner Richard Findley to their Saturday, March 1 meeting at Wyaston village hall.
Richard has been involved in woodwork since leaving school aged 16 in 1996.
He qualified as a joiner achieving NVQ level 3 and, while working in the trade for his father, he discovered woodturning.
In 2006 he set up The Turner’s Workshop to pursue his passion for the craft, selling a few small turned items through a shop and his website.
Gradually the business grew, gaining several regular customers and in March 2008 he moved into his own workshop in Wigston, Leicestershire.
In 2010 he decided to go full time and was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners, supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners.
Later that year he had the first in a series of articles published in Woodturning Magazine on the subject of ‘tips from a professional workshop’.
In the following year he went on to write the ‘diary of a professional turner’ which proved popular with the readers.
He now writes for the magazine on a regular basis and has had more than 45 articles published.
The meeting and demonstration starts at 10am and will continue, with a break for lunch, until approximately 4pm.
Non-members are invited to attend at a cost of £6; half of this will be refunded if they decide to join the club.