Woodworking has always been an integral part of Andy’s life from making wooden molds as a young apprentice pattern maker in England to renovating and furnishing homes both in England and the United States.
With a degree in engineering behind him he built his first woodturning lathe from an assortment of metal tubes and salvaged parts some twenty five years ago. A voyage to the United States later, the lathe he works on today still has remnants of those inauspicious beginnings while the rest of his workshop is an eclectic mix of new, old, hand me downs, inherited and homemade.
Woodturning became a profession in 2012 as he began creating traditional gardening tools from salvaged wood that were sold through Le Jardinet, a successful garden design business managed by his wife Karen. As those have gained national recognition and sales the product range has grown to include bowls, vases, Holiday collectables and more and so the sawdust was transferred to Stumpdust in 2014.