Len Turner

Brisbane, Queensland

After immigrating from England in 1952, Len Turner now lives part of the year in Brisbane and rest of the year in Hobart, Tasmania.

He has developed a range of work that combines rare Tasmanian timber with automotive lacquers and stains in a stunning range of colours, highlighting the natural beauty of the timber but also creating a completely unique, desirable object.

Len’s work causes controversy and forces observers to look at the turned objects in a different way. The timber has become a part of the design, sharing importance equally with colour and form without dominating the object. The work is no longer simply woodturning, in the traditional sense but shares some of the essences of ceramics and glass.