GEROGE SHAPLAND

GEORGE SHAPLAND

WOOD TURNER




WEBSITE    www.butterwood.co.uk

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MOBILE    07810 460 783

INSTAGRAM    www.instagram.com/butterwood19

FACEBOOK    www.facebook.com/butterwood19 

 

PROFILE

Born in India, I was raised on a farm in Kent where her learned a love for the outdoors and working with my hands. I spent a lot of time getting under my father's feet in his workshop and picked up a lot about wood in the process.  

I was first captivated by turning at school where I was taught the very basics but never had the opportunity to develop it further.  Despite a brief and not very successful attempt at retrying turning in 2007 with the purchase of my first lathe, it was not until my retirement from the army after a 33 year career that things looked up. 

As part of my resettlement, I undertook a course with the Internationally renowned Master Turner, Stuart Mortimer, whose work continues to inspire me to this day.  With Stuart's encouragement and support, I rekindled my love of turning and became a full time turner in 2018.  

As I continued to develop, I took the plunge and turned professional in 2019 with the launch of my company Butterwood.  I was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners later the same year.

I now run workshops for those who would like to try their hand at turning. Visit my Workshop page for full details.

MY ART

Specialising in segmented designs in exotic hardwoods, I also enjoy crafting pieces from domestic woods that make the most of its natural beauty.
 
I derive huge pleasure from sharing my passion for the craft and run training and taster sessions from my workshop in the Avon Valley.

My work has been exhibited locally and I am a regular on the Salisbury Arts Scene and Hampshire Open Studios.
 
I undertake commissions and recently created a piece for the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch at the Guild Hall in London that was auctioned in aid of service charities.
 


 ORANGE BOWL IROKO BOWL   STRIPPED PLATTER A VASE WITH A TWIST

Orange Bowl

Segmented and pierced pedestal bowl
in Padauk
29cm x 12cm

£900 

Iroko Bowl

with segmented rim
38cm

£400  -  sold

Stripped Platter

in exotic hardwoods
(one of a pair)
26cm

£100

A Vase with a Twist

Segmented vase in Zebrono
with a holly pig finial
32cm - height

£350 

 FLOWER BOWL LIME BURR BOWL   PEDESTAL BOWL  JATOBA GOBLET

Flower Bowl

in Zebrano and Wenge
12cm x 8cm

£250

Bowl

from a Lime Burr
41cm

£300

Pedestal Bowl

in Iroko with segmented rings
38cm x 20cm 

£500 

Jatoba Goblet

with segmented rings
20cm - height

£60