Beautiful, functional
turned wooden bowls,
platters and more.

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I'm Matt, a wood turner based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

I like to make turned wooden bowls, platters, hollow forms, vases, lamp bases, and the occasional lidded box, using predominantly native species sourced from fallen trees, saw mills, wood yards, and other sustainable sources.

I have exhibited my work at 2023 Artists Open House, Sussex Makers' Fairs, and had pieces commissioned by Margaret Howell Interiors in London and Freight Shop in Lewes. I have been selected to exhibit at the Craft in Focus Hever Castle September 2024 show.

Unique turned wood pieces to enhance your life.

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Wood is hygroscopic - it wants to achieve moisture equilibrium with its environment. In a humid environment it will take on moisture, while in a dry environment the piece will lose water. Both scenarios may potentially change the shape and create cracks or distortions.

Wood also reacts to sunlight and heat over time by bleaching and shrinking, so It is important to show your piece some love and care.

Dust: use a dry, lint-free cloth.
Clean: remove any accidental splashes as swiftly as possible with a dry, lint-free cloth

Wax: Re-waxing will restore moisture in the grain. Beeswax is plentiful, cheap and ideal. Put a smear on a lint-free cloth (I should start selling lint-free cloths) and work it around and into the surface of the wood. Add another smear if required. allow to dry and buff to your desired sheen.
Oil: Re-oiling will retain freshness and restore moisture in the grain. Mineral oil is perfect - apply in multiple, thin coats rather than one, all-at-once coat. Spread with a lint-free cloth or paper towel and allow complete absorption overnight before applying any further coats. Mineral oil will never dry, so any excess must be wiped off.
Wash: Hand wash a bowl or platter immediately after use. Avoid soaking in water. Use a soapy sponge and a generous rinse. Do not wash in a dishwasher.
Do not use olive oil - there is a risk it may become rancid and odorous.

Please anticipate that the colour and texture of your wood will evolve over time. This is an inherent part of using natural materials.
  • Hove, England, United Kingdom

  •  04/05/2024 11:00 - 26/05/2024 17:00
  •   11 Welbeck Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4JP

11 Welbeck Avenue will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday and Sunday in May 2024. Come and browse the work and have a slice of cake and cup of coffee while deciding between pieces from our lovely makers.

  •  29/11/2024 18:00 - 30/11/2024 17:00
  •   Lewes Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, UK

Creative | Curated | Celebrated

  •  01/12/2023 18:00 - 02/12/2023 17:00
  •   Lewes Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, UK

Creative | Curated | Celebrated

  •  25/11/2023 11:00 - 10/12/2023 17:00
  •   11 Welbeck Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4JP

Come and browse the work and have a mince pie and glass of mulled wine or spiced apple juice while deciding between pieces from our lovely makers.

  •  24/06/2023 11:00 - 25/06/2023 17:00
  •   The Old Market, Upper Market Street, Hove, Brighton and Hove, UK

The Makers Fair opens its doors at a new venue in the centre of Brighton - The Old Market - for a 2 day event on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2023, from 11am to 5pm both days.

  •  03/06/2023 11:00 - 04/06/2023 16:30
  •   38 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, UK

The debut fair at Brighton's newest maker venue. We have a cake baker, an illustrator, a fragrance and incense creator, a glass collector and photographer, a clothes maker, and a bespoke bowl maker too, with workshops above the makers' space! https://www.liberationartgallery.com/

  •  28/05/2023 10:00 - 29/05/2023 17:00
  •   11 Welbeck Avenue, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4JP

11 Welbeck Avenue will be open from 10am to 5pm each Saturday and Sunday in May 2023. Come and browse the work and have a slice of cake and cup of coffee while deciding between pieces from our lovely makers.

  •  04/03/2023 11:00 - 04/03/2023 17:00
  •   St George's Church, St George's Road, Kemptown, Brighton

The Makers Fair returns to St George's Church in Kemptown.