Wood Work

Guy du Toit is an artistic wood turner who graduated from the Ecole Escoulen woodturning school in France.

He was born in South Africa and emigrated to New Zealand in 2015. In 2016 he joined the Hamilton Wood Turners Club in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand. He found himself instantly enamoured and facinated by wood turning and discovered a natural talent for turning.

In 2018 he applied to Ecole Escoulen wood turning school in France and was privileged and honoured to be accepted as one of the 11 students for the full time course. In March 2019, after 700 hours of full time tuition he graduated with a diploma in wood turning from Ecole Escoulen after passing the two very stringent practical exams.

Guy has settled in Kerikeri in the far North of New Zealand and loves how close he is to the ocean and especially the Kauri forests.

To Guy  art includes free form and abstract geometrical sculptures, rare and highly figure wood turned to expose the maximum beauty of the wood, handcrafted jewelry from rare wood and wood that has been enhanced by carving, pyrography or the use of airbrush or acrylics, specifically dry brushed acrylic.