Norfolk artist Dennis works with locally grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. The white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper.
The turning point for a full-time career came after being invited as guest exhibitor with the Suffolk Craft Society. With the support of his family and a growing demand for the work he gave up the “day job” some ten years ago. Exhibitions at local and national level have followed with sales to galleries and private collectors. Dennis is a Registered professional turner with the Worshipful Company of Turners of the City of London