Colin Purdy

Region: 
Leamington Spa
Artform: 
Metalwork, Woodwork, Woodturning

Colin Purdy - Wood Turner.
The inherent beauty of wood with its wonderful variety of grain, bark and natural edges are the everyday inspiration for the wood turner, engineer, cabinet maker and metal worker.
His work is largely in woodturning. He also turns work for commissions and for shops very often bespoke to customer’s requirements. Where some wood turners like to concentrate on intricate detailing, producing fine mirror-like polished finishes. Colin chooses to let the natural wonder of wood speak for itself.
Pieces of wood, which cannot be easily split, are rescued from wood piles and transformed into beautiful one-of a kind objects. In fact Colin rarely uses ‘new’ wooden blanks and has an eye for the bowl lying within an old decaying piece of wood.
Inevitably, the bowls he produces will show the accompanying characteristics of splits, worm holes and knots.
They are finished with a very durable wax oil which is resistant to heat and water
Contact Colin on 01926 424132

Venue

Offchurch Artists
St Gregory's Church
Offchurch
Leamington Spa
Warks
CV33 9AW
Telephone: 
01926424132
Email: 
cpurdydw@hotmail.com
Added Extras: 
Commissions welcome, Family Friendly, Parking, Refreshments, Toilets
Accessibility Level: 
Level 3 : Partial access - some steps or narrow doorway to parts of the venue.

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2017
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Times: 
10.30am - 4pm (Sun 12pm - 5pm, Sat 24th 10.30am - 7.30pm)

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