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Joe Creed-Kaile, Yeoman of the Turners’ Company

Joe started woodturning as a young man with the guidance from his Grandfather and was soon introduced to one of the most renowned woodturning artists worldwide, Stuart Mortimer.

In 2015 Joe became the youngest approved AWGB tutor at just 16 years and in 2019 was awarded The Worshipful Company of Turners Bursary. He then went on to be recognised by the Register of Professional Turners and his artwork is now in high demand by investors and collectors alike.

“The majority of my pieces start on paper with the design process, an area I enjoy immensely. Sometimes the inspiration comes from the piece of wood itself, but more often than not it begins with an idea at 3am.

Shape is paramount, I have a strong belief that hollow forms are far more aesthetically pleasing with a constant curve. Flat surfaces are to be avoided – in my opinion they ruin the flow of the piece and reflect light in a way that just does not enhance the artwork.”

Joe spends most of his time teaching and has been contracted into youth training by his local education authority for the next 10 years, an opportunity he enjoys immensely.

“I specialise in hollow form work and like to work in a traditional manner, without the aid of modern tooling such as lasers etc.
I feel very fortunate to have a following of collectors and investors who are always pleased to see a release of my new work and currently have no need for exhibiting in galleries.”

Joe Creed-Kaile

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