Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner
About Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner
Our home, beautiful Orkney
We live in the heart of Neolithic Orkney. We bought an acre of field and have created our own little haven. All the buildings are predominantly timber, house, workshop, gallery and various other buildings, you can’t have too many sheds!!!! For obvious reasons we chose timber as Michael had a good knowledge of the material and we could build with it ourselves. The house was completed in 2010 and features many things that suit our lifestyle. As well as woodturning Michael loves to cook so we have a large open plan, slightly commercial kitchen. To relax, we have an American pool table, a spar bath and a 52″ TV (not all in the same room). We collect art, bronzes and woodturning from other turners. Outside we have created a sheltered formal garden, a large grassed area for games and fun with the dogs and a wildlife area with a large natural pond inhabited by fish, frogs and lots of other interesting beasties. This area has mowed paths for access and a small decking area next to the pond for those wonderful long summer evenings. Right at the bottom is a small summerhouse used for sitting with a glass of wine and watching the birds. At the back of the house is a yard leading out via a driveway to the road giving easy access for our customers visiting the gallery and workshop. The other 3 sides are surrounded by open farm land and stunning views over Orphir hills and even to Hoy hills.
We are now into January and planning the year ahead. We have a local exhibition coming up in February, but our main focus is on the tourist season. Orkney is becoming a real go to place and the season is extending and getting extremely busy. There is a fantastic buzz to the place and all it has to offer.
Having a look through the catalogue of pieces Michael has made. It is surprising how I have forgotten about some of them and fascinating to see where in the world they are now. This has revved me up and I am excited for this season. Looking forward to meeting more new people from around the world and close to home and maybe catching up with some we met last summer.
Orkney has a lot to offer –
Craftsmen – http://www.orkneydesignercrafts.com
Lots to see and do – http://www.visitorkney.com
Archeology – http://orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk
Beautiful buildings – http://www.stmagnus.org
Wartime history – http://orkneyuncovered.co.uk/wartime-orkney-explorer/
Beautiful scenery, wildlife, excellent food, fantastic music and a warm welcome
COME AND SEE OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS