People > Austria > Traditional Bowl Turner in the UK - Robin Wood

 Dec 27 2020  

In the Middle Ages of Europe, the wooden bowl was one of the common tablewares used on the dining tables. The bowl-turning craft using a pole lathe in the UK had been practiced since the 16th centuries and lost after the last professional practitioner of the traditional craft George Lailey (1869-1958) passed away. Mr. Robin Wood had successfully recreated this disappeared foot-powered lathe and self-taught the skills since the 90s. Furthermore, he has been promoting this traditional bowl woodturning skill for the past 30 years.