Ash is a very common hedgerow tree that is sadly being decimated by Ash Die Back Disease. This piece came

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This urn came from a very large branch that had fallen off an ancient Walnut tree in the village of Hampton Lucy in

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This urn came from a very large branch that had fallen off an ancient Walnut tree in the village of Hampton Lucy in

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Each piece is handturned by me from green wood. They are twice turned, the first time they are roughed out and

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Horse Chestnut is a very pale creamy coloured wood, often very figured or burred but hidden by the

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This piece came from a very large, 150 year old Copper Beech tree that was being

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I was out walking my dog one morning and came across this Ash tree that had been felled due to the Ash Die Back Disease, I could

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As this piece dried in it's roughed out form it developed a split at the opening, rather than
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Horse Chestnut is a very pale creamy coloured wood, often very figured or burred but hidden by the

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This heavily figured piece of Poplar has been stained to enhance the quilted figure and finished within with multiple coats of lacquer. It has an English Boxwood threaded lid.

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This piece of English Beech had a distinct divide between two areas of early stage spalting so I decided
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This piece was made for a themed exhibition entitled "Water".
The highly figured Sycamore has

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This heavily figured piece of Poplar has been stained to enhance the quilted figure and finished within with multiple coats of lacquer. It has an English Boxwood threaded lid.

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Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, not a separate species, it is found in

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Spalting is simply a fungal discoloration of wood, not a separate species, it is found in

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Colesden Burr Elm isn't a species, it's the name of the village in Bedfordshire where this tree stood for more than three hundred years. Sadly it became dangerous with pieces of dead wood falling into the road as it started to die from Dutch Elm Disease and had to be felled.

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The technique for enhancing the grain in Ash is known as Lime Waxing. Ash is a ring porous wood, this means that the spring growth rings have large earlywood pores 2-4 rows wide, whereas the latewood or winter growth rings are smaller and more scattered.

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Sadly the vast majority of our Elms in the UK have been devastated by Dutch Elm disease, this piece came from the branches of a 300 year old tree that was trimmed to try to save it.

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Every piece of Burr Elm is unique in terms of figure, patterns and colour variations, it's one of my favourite timbers, full of character, rich with features

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Every piece of Burr Elm is unique in terms of figure, patterns and colour variations, it's one of my favourite timbers, full of character, rich with features

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About Phil Irons

Born in Australia, Phil is an Award winning woodturner best known for his coloured vessels and hollow forms.

He is a member of the AAW and the AWGB and a Registered Professional Turner.