“If it’s round, we turn it. “I started turning in 2002. It’s been one year I’ve been turning full-time. “I’ve been doing shows and sales for the past 10 years. I left my job (at a fabrication company) and took this on full-time. “We make bowls, pepper mills. We take on custom jobs. We do spindles and columns, one-of-a-kind prototypes. We give pepper mill and bowl workshops, so people come in and three or four will leave with a pepper mill or bowls. “We give lessons. We rent shop time to experienced turners. (Four lathes are available to rent.) “The Auchmar building: I did the template for the finials for the lightning rods on top. They’re made of copper and I did the mould so they could make them. “We’re a wood-turning studio for wood turners.”
Hugh Widdup works in his studio at The Cotton Factory. He also offers lessons, and rents shop time to experienced wood turners.