About the Artist
Being a born and bred New Zealander I have been exposed from birth to the awesome beauty of mother nature that all Kiwis freely enjoy. The amazing changing landscapes of this country and the diverse range of timbers available continue to inspire my woodturning. Such an environment fosters my innate passion and life long commitment to all things wood. In recent years my work has evolved and my creations can now be viewed in terms of wood art. I am honoured to have many such pieces residing in notable collections world wide.
It has been said there is a high degree of skill and resolve in my work, yet the end result often appears light and free flowing. These qualities invite the viewer in and allow ones eye to play, while the mind is left to wonder and be inspired.
I have travelled the woodturning world for the last ten years and mixed with many of the world's best turners learning new techniques which I have gone on to further develop and incorporate into my art. These techniques include carving, texturing, colouring and the study of correct form. I delight in stretching the boundaries of accepted convention as can be seen in my winged vessel collection. A desire for innovation can be seen in my multi axis, off centre, out of balance works.
As a result of many years perfecting my craft I have discovered that I gain great satisfaction from interacting and teaching. I have tutored at symposiums internationally in America, Australia, and extensively throughout New Zealand. In 2011 I have were invited to demonstrate in Norway, England and Europe as an international guest demonstrator.
Additionally my works have featured numerous times in woodturning books and magazines while I am a regular contributor of articles for international woodturning publications.
A recent exciting development for me is my involvement in new tool design and testing them for leading tool manufacturers.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity with you thus inspiring you to grow and further develop your woodturning passion. Examples of my work can be seen on my website.
My demonstrations have been stated as being witty, full of energy, informative, with no hesitation in sharing skills and techniques learned over the 12 years I have been turning. My success in local and international wood turning competitions (see achievements) have enabled me to stretch the boundaries of creativity, helping influence my demonstrations. I love turning with a passion and would like to share this with you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for demonstration sub categories .
Demonstration at The Franklin Woodturners 1/08/2013
Thanks for the presentation tonight. I am quite intrigued by the innovation perspective ( and looking forward to get my skills to level where I can shift some focus towards it) Kennith H
Tuition is available for Noive to advanced (max 2 students)or through the South Auckland Woodturners Aoraki Training Scheme, refer www.sawg.org.nz. Alternatively, you are welcome in my workshop for a one on one hands on learning experience at 320 Hunua Road, Papakura.
Demonstrations of Note
- Demonstrator at the Utah Woodturning Symposium 2004 BYU University Utah USA
- Demonstrator at the New Zealand Woodturning Symposium Christchurch 2006
- Demonstrator at Turnfest Brisbane Australia 2007
- Demonstrator at the Utah Woodturning Symposium 2007
- Demonstrator at the New Zealand Woodcraft Symposium Hastings 2007
July 9, 2006
To whom it may concern.
It is with pleasure that I recommend Terry Scott as a competent and talented turner / demonstrator.
I had heard of Terry’s abilities so I invited him to be guest demonstrator at a “Learn and Turn” weekend in Harihari, South Westland. On the Friday night Terry was standing with tools in hand waiting for us to assemble the DVRxp. Come Sunday afternoon we had to unplug the power so we could pack up and return home. His skill with the tools and his entertaining way made for a most enjoyable weekend. You won’t be disappointed. Bruce Irvine - Secretary to the National Association of Woodworkers NZ Inc.
New Zealand National school of Woodturning
To whom it may concern,
The N.Z. National School of Woodturning, and the attached Woodturning Shop, holds an annual get together / demonstration day for woodturners in the bottom of North Island, (though we get attendees from as far afield as Auckland and south Island as well!)
This year we had Stephen Hughes come over and along side Stephen we asked Terry Scott to be our other main demonstrator.
I had known Terry from his attendance at other woodturning events around the country, and seen him perform as a demonstrator at the National Symposium in Christchurch last year.
When we look for demonstrators we are looking for two main characteristics;
- A track record of a standard of work that is excellent, interesting, inspiring and different.
- The ability to connect with the audience and to get the message across.
If they can entertain as well, then that is an added bonus, but never one of our main focuses.
I can tell you that Terry delivers on both of those fronts. (and the third !)
The audiences love him, he gets the message across in a way that the viewers relate to and they are always inspired by the ease with which he produces some of the amazing results that he gets.
I have never understood how his work is so eclectic, but it is and the common thread connecting it all is always his stamp of uncompromising excellence in everything he turns.
We have worked with all sorts of demonstrators and tutors over the years and of course in that time we have had our fair share of ‘Prima Donas’, but Terry is definitely not one of them. He is one of the easiest going, least demanding, and generally nicest guys that we have had here at the school since Graeme Priddle!
Jim Lowe - The Woodturming shop Pararaparaumu