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Dorset Visual Arts is a not for profit organisation developing and promoting a variety of opportunities for artists, designers and makers across the spectrum of the visual arts to showcase and sell their work.

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Living Wood - Peter Thomas

Woodturning & Stickmaking

I am a self taught prizewinning hobby woodturner, stickmaker, passionate about promoting our locally grown Dorset wood, all coming from sustainable sources - IE: Storm damaged, dead or thinnings. Having tree surgeon friends helps!! The beauty of our own species coupled with Nature’s unsurpassed help far upstages any of the “imported woods” that come from questionable sources. Drawing inspiration from nature and other art forms I try to produce forms that are organic as well as aesthetic and functional. Working on a block of wood, at the beginning I have no preconceived idea as to the final outcome. I let the wood express itself until I feel I am on the same wavelength, hence my use of the name “Living Wood”.
I exhibit around the South West and have a gallery and workshop at my home address, open all year unless at an exhibition. Phone prior to a visit to check.


Old Rectory Cottage
Rampisham
Dorchester
Dorset DT2 0PT
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01935 83247