Richard started Woodturning in the late 1980s when he decided he needed something to do outside of work, Woodturning was something he had done, like many of his generation, when at school and decided he would investigate what would be required to start Woodturning, some 30 years after this first experience.
Twenty-five years on he has progressed from the early exploration of selling at Craft Fairs to the supply of his work to some of the premier Galleries in the South of England.
His portfolio of work encompasses both functional and decorative items using when ever possible locally sourced and sustainable timber such as Ash, Oak and Yew to name just a few.
Richard has developed a number of signature designs such as his Decorated and Stitched Pots, Banksia Weed Pots and Deco Bowls as well as a range of useful items such as Pin Cushions and Paperclip Tidies all of which can generally be found in his various outlets or as part of his display at Craft Fairs.
Richard is a member of the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen.
LaymarCrafts also has an active Facebook page and Pinterest Board.
The Wessex Guild of Craftsmen
Exhibitions I have participated in.
2015 – Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen
2015 – Dovetail, Romsey Abbey
2016 – LaymarCrafts Woodturning, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
2016 – Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen
2016 – St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Summer Exhibition
2016 – Hampshire Open Studios
2017 – Sir Harold Hillier Gardens with the Wessex Guild of Craftsmen
Exhibitions I will be participating in.-
2017 – Hampshire Open Studios
2018 – LaymarCrafts Woodturning, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Commissions I have undertaken.
Trophy Plinths for Rugby Club
Patch Cord Holders for Recording Studio
Baton and Plinth for Round Britain Yacht Relay
Keyrings for Umpires at World Archery Championships
Acorn Keyrings for Acorn Healing Trust
Display Stand for large Tribal Drum
Small Oak Bowls with a selection of Acorns as a Party Gift
Backplate for mounting of an Antique Barometer
Display Plinths for Autographed Cricket Balls
Stands for Ostrich Egg’s
Large Oak Bowls for Bread
Light Rose fitting
Church Candle Stick
Acorn Style Draw Handles
Designer Light Prototypes
Acorn Finials for WI Pennant
Acorn Keyrings for Country House Restaurant and Hotel
Modification to wooden Light Rose
Curtain Pole Finials
Display Stands for Jewellery
Acorn Style Curtain Pulls
Bed Knobs for Bed conversion