Hamlet woodturning tools

Jimmy Clewes BA(Hons)- Featured woodturner


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After leaving school at 16, Jimmy worked for 4 years gaining an apprenticeship in engineering

Jimmy then studied 3-Dimensional Design at Manchester Polytechnic for a further 4 years specialising in designing and making furniture. He was particularly influenced by Japanese tools and furniture design. His subsidiary subject was silver-smithing. After gaining a 2:1 Honours Degree I went to work for Craft Supplies Limited.

Jimmy has had several exhibitions of his work locally and exhibited an oriental style display cabinet in the London International Furniture Show at Earls Court which was featured in the "Cabinet Maker and Retail Furniture" magazine. He also designs commissioned pieces of furniture.

It was whilst at college that his interest in woodturning was rekindled after spending a couple of days talkin to and turning with Jim Partridge. Having previously had his own business as a tree surgeon, Jim gained knowledge and experience of working with wood. He uses this to explore the potential of various cuts of timber and incorporates this natural design into his woodturning.

Jimmy is currently working as a freelance woodturning demonstrator and course instructor, both in the UK and internationally. He is also a regular contributor to "Woodturner", and on the Register of Professional Woodturners.
Jimmy has over 20 years experience of woodturning and related products
Pictured left:
Jimmy demonstrating to a "next generation" woodturner at the Woodworking Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London, February 2004

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