Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner

Influence and inspiration is drawn from the works of Neolithic inhabitants of ancient Orkney. During the long bright summer days, the light on the landscapes inspires new designs, while the long dark nights of winter is the time when he is most productive in his workshop. Wood is obtained from sustainable sources and is processed on site with our own sawmill, from log to finished piece. The traditions and culture of the islands are an important part of Michael’s life and his work reflects his affinity with Orkney and its heritage of craftsmanship. All this results in Michael creating unique, tactile pieces to enhance any home or other surroundings.

Open to the public
Provides courses or training
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Available for craft fairs
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Howard Grimeston Road
KW17 2JT
Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner
t: 01856 761099
m: 07523244119


Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 25 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017

Mini craft gallery

A little group of pieces
Bronze patches
Threaded boxes
A very Orkney bowl
‘Rocking’ bowl
Neolithic inspired ‘Unstan’ bowl
Silver staple
Neolithic ‘Unstan ware’ inspired bowls
Our home, beautiful Orkney
About Michael