Rick has been wood turning for over 30 years and has travelled extensively demonstrating his skills at wood turning clubs and seminars.
Rick offers one on one tuition – One day or longer, for the beginner through to the more advanced turner at his workshop/studio in Dargaville.
Visit Rick Taylor’s gallery/studio and be amazed at the many different grains and colours of Ancient Kauri wood. Some of the ancient kauri has been carbon dated for 45,000 to 50,000 years buried.
See fiddle back, mottled and whitebait grained kauri and the many varied colours.. from golden honey to rich browns and the very rare green ancient kauri. Touch, smell and experience ancient kauri.
Perhaps watch Rick turn one of his amazing pieces on the lathe, could be a hollow pot, platter, bowl or tea light candle holder. There is also a display of photographs and a video showing the recovery of this special wood – believed to be the worlds oldest workable wood.
Images copyright Rick taylor.