Roy Allen

Wood inspires me – the grain, the colours, knots. So much character. I like to allow the materials to show me what needs to be done.

Roy gets a huge amount of satisfaction and enjoyment working in his shop creating pieces for others to enjoy every day.

I have always enjoyed working with my hands, particularly with wood. I have carved it, turned it, made furniture, toys and kitchen utensils with it and every day I continue to enjoy the process.

Roy makes a range of wooden items, including some lovely tables, but his most popular  items are rustic pepper mills and salt and pepper shakers. They are made from wood in its most natural state with bark, worm tracks, scars as well as sun and water bleached. Each is a unique and functional cooking accessory. It’s art that works!

I love that there is an unlimited versatility and possibility when working with wood.