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Single apple and dish (DHL043)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL043

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a red apple, in a matching red dish with a natural centre. The colouring is bold and colourful, whilst still allowing the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The wide rim is defined with a natural line on the very outer edge, and red and natural lines as you go onto the outside, the underside of the dish is coloured in shades of red with a natural base.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 60 in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Single apple and dish (DHL043)

£45.00 Including UK shipping.
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL043

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a red apple, in a matching red dish with a natural centre. The colouring is bold and colourful, whilst still allowing the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The wide rim is defined with a natural line on the very outer edge, and red and natural lines as you go onto the outside, the underside of the dish is coloured in shades of red with a natural base.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 60 in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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Single apple and dish (DHL047)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 165 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL047

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green and red apple, in a matching green and red dish with a natural rim and centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The wide rim is further defined with a green line on the very outer edge, and a red and green lines in the centre. The underside of the dish is coloured in pale green with fine red and natural rings.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 165 mm in diameter, the apple is 65 in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Single apple and dish (DHL047)

£45.00 Including UK shipping.
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 165 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL047

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green and red apple, in a matching green and red dish with a natural rim and centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The wide rim is further defined with a green line on the very outer edge, and a red and green lines in the centre. The underside of the dish is coloured in pale green with fine red and natural rings.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 165 mm in diameter, the apple is 65 in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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Single apple and dish (DHL044)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL044

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a single orange, red and green apple, in a matching orange dish with a natural centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple measures 60 mm in diameter. 
The apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Single apple and dish (DHL044)

£45.00 Including UK shipping.
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL044

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a single orange, red and green apple, in a matching orange dish with a natural centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple measures 60 mm in diameter. 
The apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£50.00
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Three cherries with dish (DHL048)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 145 mm diameter bowl with cherries
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL048

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching dish. This set features three red cherries, in a matching red and green dish.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite subtle with a graduated effect on the rim of the dish. The underside of the dish is coloured in a complimentary pale green colour. The grain of the wood is allowed to show through the lightly applied colour in the centre, this allows the deep red of the cherries shows up well against the natural centre.
The dish has a diameter of 145 mm, the cherries have a diameter of 25 mm.
The fruit set is priced at £45.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Three cherries with dish (DHL048)

£50.00 This piece has been sold
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 145 mm diameter bowl with cherries
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL048

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching dish. This set features three red cherries, in a matching red and green dish.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite subtle with a graduated effect on the rim of the dish. The underside of the dish is coloured in a complimentary pale green colour. The grain of the wood is allowed to show through the lightly applied colour in the centre, this allows the deep red of the cherries shows up well against the natural centre.
The dish has a diameter of 145 mm, the cherries have a diameter of 25 mm.
The fruit set is priced at £45.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£75.00
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Apple & three cherries with dish (DHL037)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 190 mm diameter dish with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL037

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching dish. This set features a single green apple, and three red cherries in a matching green rimmed dish with a natural centre. The underside of the dish is coloured red to match the cherries.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite subtle, allowing the grain of the wood to show through.
The dish has a diameter of 190 mm, the apple is 60 mm in diameter. 
The fruit set is priced at £65, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Apple & three cherries with dish (DHL037)

£75.00 Including UK shipping
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 190 mm diameter dish with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL037

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching dish. This set features a single green apple, and three red cherries in a matching green rimmed dish with a natural centre. The underside of the dish is coloured red to match the cherries.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite subtle, allowing the grain of the wood to show through.
The dish has a diameter of 190 mm, the apple is 60 mm in diameter. 
The fruit set is priced at £65, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£135.00
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Six piece fruit set with dish (DHL040)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 205 mm diameter dish with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL040

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching footed dish. This set features two green and red apples, a green and red pear and three red cherries on a matching green footed dish which has a copper leaf centre. The underside of the foot dish is coloured in a pale red to compliment the overall colour palette.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite bold, but the grain of the wood is still allowed to show through.
The dish has a diameter of 205 mm, the largest apple has a diameter of 65 mm.
The fruit set is priced at £125.00, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Six piece fruit set with dish (DHL040)

£135.00 Including UK shipping.
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 205 mm diameter dish with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL040

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching footed dish. This set features two green and red apples, a green and red pear and three red cherries on a matching green footed dish which has a copper leaf centre. The underside of the foot dish is coloured in a pale red to compliment the overall colour palette.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite bold, but the grain of the wood is still allowed to show through.
The dish has a diameter of 205 mm, the largest apple has a diameter of 65 mm.
The fruit set is priced at £125.00, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£105.00
This piece has been sold

Six piece fruit plate (DHL041)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 205 mm six piece fruit plate
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL041

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching natural footed plate. This set features three green apples and three red cherries on a matching natural footed plate with green bands and edge. The bold colouring of the fruit contrasts with the light, sparse use of colour on the plate, this allows the natural beauty of the grain to show through. The plate is coloured underneath to in shades of green to match.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The plate measures 205 mm in diameter, the largest apple is 60 mm in diameter. 
The fruit set has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Six piece fruit plate (DHL041)

£105.00 This piece has been sold
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 205 mm six piece fruit plate
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL041

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching natural footed plate. This set features three green apples and three red cherries on a matching natural footed plate with green bands and edge. The bold colouring of the fruit contrasts with the light, sparse use of colour on the plate, this allows the natural beauty of the grain to show through. The plate is coloured underneath to in shades of green to match.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The plate measures 205 mm in diameter, the largest apple is 60 mm in diameter. 
The fruit set has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£235.00
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Nine piece fruit set on copper centre plate (DHL029)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 300 mm diameter plate with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL029

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching plate. This set features four orange and red apples, two orange and red pears and three red cherries on a matching orange and red plate which has a copper leaf centre.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite bold, but the grain of the wood is still allowed to show through. The overall piece is coloured orange and red with a gentle hint of pale green in the apples and pears.
The plate has a diameter of 300 mm, the large apple has a diameter of 60 mm. 
The fruit set is priced at £225.00, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Nine piece fruit set on copper centre plate (DHL029)

£235.00 Including UK shipping
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 300 mm diameter plate with fruit
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL029

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden fruit and matching plate. This set features four orange and red apples, two orange and red pears and three red cherries on a matching orange and red plate which has a copper leaf centre.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike. The colouring is quite bold, but the grain of the wood is still allowed to show through. The overall piece is coloured orange and red with a gentle hint of pale green in the apples and pears.
The plate has a diameter of 300 mm, the large apple has a diameter of 60 mm. 
The fruit set is priced at £225.00, plus £10.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£70.00
This piece has been sold

Gold centred bowl (DHL038)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 165 mm bowl
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL038

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden bowl. This bowl features a gold metal leaf centre and a fabulous purple colour on the wide natural edge with contrasting gold bands. The colouring is bold, but still allows the natural grain of the wood to show and add an extra feature to the piece.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The bowl measures 165 mm in diameter. 
The bowl has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Gold centred bowl (DHL038)

£70.00 This piece has been sold
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 165 mm bowl
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL038

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden bowl. This bowl features a gold metal leaf centre and a fabulous purple colour on the wide natural edge with contrasting gold bands. The colouring is bold, but still allows the natural grain of the wood to show and add an extra feature to the piece.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The bowl measures 165 mm in diameter. 
The bowl has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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£45.00
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Single apple and dish (DHL045)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL045

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green and red apple, in a matching green dish with a natural centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The rim has a graduated effect in green, with natural and green on the very outer edge, and a green line in the centre. The underside of the dish is coloured with a pale green and natural gradation.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 60 mm in diameter.
This apple dish has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Single apple and dish (DHL045)

£45.00 This piece has been sold
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL045

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green and red apple, in a matching green dish with a natural centre. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The rim has a graduated effect in green, with natural and green on the very outer edge, and a green line in the centre. The underside of the dish is coloured with a pale green and natural gradation.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 60 mm in diameter.
This apple dish has been sold.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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Single apple and dish (DHL046)

Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL046

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green apple in a matching green dish with a natural centre and rim. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The natural centre has a deep green line, with natural and green lines on the very outer edge of the rim. The underside of the dish is coloured in a matching green colour and has a natural base.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 50 mm in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 

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Single apple and dish (DHL046)

£45.00 Including UK shipping.
Artist: Dennis Hales
Medium: Contemporary wood turning
Size: 140 mm dish with apple
Style: Contemporary with colour
Item number: DHL046

 

Description
Beautifully hand decorated turned wooden apple and matching dish. This set features a green apple in a matching green dish with a natural centre and rim. The colouring is light and delicate, this allows the natural grain of the wood to show through and add an extra feature to the piece. The natural centre has a deep green line, with natural and green lines on the very outer edge of the rim. The underside of the dish is coloured in a matching green colour and has a natural base.
The white wood is hand coloured using water soluble dyes, each piece is individually created and no two are ever alike.
The dish measures 140 mm in diameter, the apple is 50 mm in diameter.
This apple dish is priced at £40.00, plus £5.00 UK post and packaging.
About the artist
Dennis works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.

 


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Dennis Hales works with Norfolk grown sycamore, holly, ash and maple. These white woods offer a natural canvas on which to incorporate a wide range of finishing techniques. Turned, carved, textured surfaces finished with water soluble dyes and metal leaf are used to enhance the natural features of the wood whilst achieving a sympathetic balance of form and finish. His work includes fruit displays, Sycamore bowls embellished with silver leaf and wall plates of ash and copper. Dennis is a member of The Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and the Suffolk Craft Society.
The son of a Norfolk farmer, early influences a love of nature with politically incorrect hobbies in the early sixties of egg collecting and taming a magpie. The first workshop was a converted garden shed. The enjoyment of working with wood was only surpassed by my love of food. Management training in "hotel operations "followed formal training as a chef. Woodwork went on to "the back burner" the workshop became part of management therapy in the form of woodturning started some 30 years since.
The introduction of colour came in the form of a croquet set for the children, I had made the balls of elm and set about colouring them, at the time I was also making petit four including a range of marzipan fruits " and the rest is history". The history included a fifteen-year development period of blending natural and aniline water-soluble dyes to create the colour range and application techniques to arrest the colours, which I liken to producing a watercolour image on blotting paper.
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