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Peter Mc Dowell

Pete Mc Dowell retired in 2004,sold off all but his basic tools and downsized to an apartment. Six years later traveling and free time lost its shine. After many requests from a friend Pete visited the Mogo Workshop and so began a new adventure.
Art Keeler showed him how to make boxes with patience, persistence and hand tools!
Don Lee instructed him in his initial development as a turner and Len Newman started looking over his shoulder providing tips and methodologies as well as giving him challenges to improve his skills.
Since then he has become known for his quality workmanship and creative designs.
Lately Pete has added carving to his skill set and incorporates carved elements in his turning.



Nick Hopkins

Nick Hopkins is a wood turner and sculptor specialising in one-off artistic pieces.  His raw materials are largely timbers he has scavenged from 2nd hand timber yards, or from trees felled on his former property on the NSW far North Coast during weed removal eg. Camphor Laurel.
His favourite timbers are Australian Red Cedar, Mango and Oregon.
After receiving his Graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture he ran a landscape design business in Canberra before relocating to Eurobodalla Shire in 2013.
He is a member of the Eurobodalla Woodworkers Guild, and Crafts and Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI).