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Jason Lock, Yeoman of the Turners’ Company

Jason started working with wood from a young age and started a carpenter and joinery apprenticeship straight after school in Colchester Essex. This is where he first started to try woodturning.

He finished his apprenticeship with City and Guilds but after 10 years as a carpenter, he had an accident where he fell through a roof and fractured his spine in 4 places which left him needing to use a wheelchair.

Not wanting to give up on working with wood he started woodturning and teaching himself to turn sitting down. Doing this gave him a reason to keep waking up, pushing forward and woodturning became more like therapy, helping to block out the pain and providing a place to go to where everything felt normal.

Jason started working with wood and resin and came up with a different way of pouring resin to make pieces more like a painting with the wood and resin creating planets, space and oceans. This gave him a more creative license and he has been able to use smaller pieces of highly figured wood that would otherwise have been destined for the fire. Jason Lock

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