I was born in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa to a family of wood workers. My grandfather practiced his trade in Calitzdorp, building bridges and making stinkwood furniture.
I love the country life especially that of the Eastern Cape’s small Karoo. I have been working in the IT industry for 40 years, initially as a technician, and over the last 20 years as a Service Delivery Manager and Chief Operating Officer, based in Johannesburg.
My family have been committed Anglicans for over 30 years. My wife Karen and my son Christian are Anglican priests in the Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg. Christian has completed his degree in Psychology, Teaching, Theology and Educational Psychology. He is registered and practicing as an Educational Psychologist and assisting as a non-stipendary priest. Karen is an assistant priest at St Michael and All Angels in Weltervreden Park, Johannesburg.
We have two daughters, the eldest Jacqueline, graduated in Brand Management and Communications who is working in London for Marks & Spencer, and our youngest Danielle has completed her degree in Human Resource Management at UJ. She is also working in London.
Since my school days I have had an interest in woodwork. I have designed all my products, either according to my own ideas, or as requested by the client. Final finish and quality are important aspects of my work.
Initially my interest was in small furniture articles, but over the last 15 years my interest has been mainly in woodturning. All my products are custom made according to client requirements. Several types of dark and light woods are available.
I am also very involved in furniture repairs and restoration. Often, wear and tear destroys what can be beautiful, well made furniture. Furniture restoration renews furniture and brings out its initial beauty. Have a look at the items under ‘Furniture Repairs’ to give you an idea of what can be achieved through furniture restoration.
It is my wish that all my products and repairs will be special to you and provide value for money. The pictures on the website are by no means the limit of my products. Please contact me with your special request for custom made articles.