Wood Turner & Engraver

A Member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB)

A Member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW)

Founder Member of the Highland Woodturners, based on the Black Isle at Munlochy

I turn a wide range of Wood ware, Boxes, Bowls, specialising in Hand Thread Chasing.  Woods used are all hardwoods, locally sourced in the Highlands of Scotland and include Ash, Beech, Spalted Beech, Birch, Silver Birch, Cherry, Elm, Wych Elm, Burr Elm, which has a character all of it’s own, Sycamore, Yew , Lime, and many more.

I can never reproduce a piece exactly because all my work is hand-made and each piece of wood is unique. However, I take pride in my woodturning and if there is something you particularly like then contact me.

Wood is natural

Although I take care to ensure that the wood I use is dry, and seasoned naturally as possible, wood is a product of nature and as such, can in some conditions split or have some natural imperfections.Wood should never be placed in direct sunlight or near heat sources, as sunlight will fade the woods colour and heat may cause splitting.

Engraving is done by Hand.  Scenes are far ranging which the customer can decide; these are engraved onto Glass, Mirrors, Brass and Copper etc. Mirrors can give a better perspective of the design.


A regular demonstrator at the Black Isle Woodturning Centre

Available for demonstrations to Clubs, these can be tailored to your needs, and if you have a venue and would like a demonstration by all means get in touch.  Demonstration charges vary so please contact me for prices.

Feel free to email me. Commissions always welcome.

Items are also available to purchase at the Ceàrd – Scottish Contemporary Craft in Ullapool

Year Established: 2005

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  1. Hi Mark. I hope you do not mind me contacting you. I have seen some of your work on Pinterest and now I have taken a look at your site, I love the work that you do and especially the work that you are doing with the Jo Sonja’s paints. I wonder if you would mind if I put some of your pictures on our website gallery along with some links to you. If you were up for it, I could also put you forward as our featured artist in the Woodcarving section of We are looking to update and improve this site now that I have managed to get the online shop up and running. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information about this. With kind regards, Lynn Courteney

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