Web design by John Ruffle,  e-mail: john.ruffle01@btinternet.com  

Web design by John Ruffle - email: john.ruffle01@btinternet.com

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Web design by John Ruffle - email: john.ruffle01@btinternet.com

John Ruffle turned his first bowl when he was 16 and has retained an interest in turning ever since. Just over half a century later, he has incorporated an interest in colour, form and texture  into his designs for woodturning.  In that time I have done woodturning intermittently, and in the last four years have engaged with it on a more serious basis.

He has always had a love for wood and the shapes and colours evident in the natural world and allows these to inspire what he does with wood.


In days of old, woodturning tended to be round and brown and little else. This need not be the case now, and colour and texture can be used to enhance the delightful properties of wood itself. Turned wooden objects can be works of art in their own right.

He tends to avoid repetitive work unless specifically commissioned to do it, so that even similar pieces have unique differences between them.

I am currently a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and chair of Avon and Bristol Woodturners. I am also a director of the Max Carey Woodturning Trust.

Workshop where the turning is done.


John Ruffle works in

Burnham-on-Sea, SomersetFax: (123) 456 7892, UK

Tel: +44 1278 788322
Mobile: +44 7789 872743

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ART IN WOODTURNING