Turner + Turner products showcase the contemporary style and fine woodworking skills of Neil Turner. Neil primarily uses Australian timbers and works in a highly sympathetic way with the material, the natural features of the timber informing the finished piece.
Woven through all of Neil's artwork is a deep respect for the material and the natural forces that have acted upon it. He looks for the quiet ripples eroded in soil by wind, the delicate eddies left by water, and the swirling lick of flames.
Observing the subtle interplay of light and shadow, he creates fluid forms from solid wood, working with the material's natural grain direction and pattern, blemishes and voids.
Each piece of West Australian timber tells its own story, and the whole process can take months: from sourcing and drying the timber, to turning and sealing it.
What do you make?
Wooden kitchen utensils, boards, bowls, vases and vessels from West Australian timber.
What do you love most about working with wood?
I love the tactile nature of timber. The uncertainty of timber, not really knowing what’s inside when creating a piece. If the piece of timber has imperfections not seen when chosen the initial thought might have to change, this can be a surprise. Timber has a warmth and feel that I really love.