Environmental Policy

I use temperate hardwoods, especially native species.

I never use tropical hardwoods unless I recycle waste timber.

Much of my timber is from tree surgeons, farmers and gardeners and some of it is worked when freshly cut.

Some is found in skips and or from builders’ waste.

Finishes are simple organic materials: walnut oil for salad bowls, linseed oil, shellac, and a variety of wax polishes I mix myself from beeswax, carnauba wax, turpentine and vegetable oils.

Batteries for clocks are always rechargeable.

Packaging is also recycled wherever possible.