I am a full time woodturner making contemporary decorative objects for the home. Like most UK craftsman I also find I have to do rather more mundane work such as small batch runs for builders, architects and the antique trade.
My passion is for decorative objects made from locally sourced native timbers.
I serve as Chairman of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.
In 2012 I was selected as a "Craft Success" story by the Dept for Business Innovation and Skills: http://craftworkstoolkit.org.uk/casestudy/andycoates
I demonstrate, blog, and talk on all issues around contemporary craft, and am available for commissions and bookings.