- Edinburgh, GB
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Lee Robert Sneddon
An Artists Profile
I was born on 26th April 1973 and Married my childhood sweetheart on 11th September 1998. I studied Psychology for 5 years and in Octobermore...Lee Robert Sneddon
An Artists Profile
I was born on 26th April 1973 and Married my childhood sweetheart on 11th September 1998. I studied Psychology for 5 years and in October 2000 graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Psychology.
My Wife and I had been together for 11 years by this time and we where ready to begin our Family. A beautiful Daughter and a handsome Son blessed our lives and we now live and learn in the picturesque town of South Queensferry, Scotland.
I enjoy the process of turning wood and find it gives me a great feeling of peace and calm. The number of varying techniques available to me as a wood turner are what keeps me inspired and enthusiastic, and to explore all of the various possibilities with wood.
Most of my work is often unplanned and spontaneous. The feeling of standing in front of the lathe with no idea of what to create is both daunting and exhilarating. My educational background and general spirit normally dictate that my work is imbued with deep, meaningful and challenging concepts.
The artists in me is capable of channelling these cognitions into action with the end result often being a thought provoking piece. However, my broad outlook and beginners mind allow me to create very simple and classic forms too.
I create my work in a purpose built workshop measuring 16’ x 10’. Time is usually the enemy holding back progress but I have managed in a relatively short space of time to organise and structure a well laid out, functional and creative space.
The main focus of the workshop is to allow my creative mind to play and be free. This gives me enough time to concentrate on being creative instead of trying to find a tool under a pile of shavings, although this is sometimes the case!
As a relative late comer to the fine craft of woodturning, I have been bitten by this infectious bug and I am happily oblivious to any antidote. In an effort to take on a more professional approach I have created my own online store. Mood Wood is a place to showcase and discuss my work.
I am constantly soaking up inspiration from many sources and hope to advance my skills and contribution to the woodturning craft and community.
My ambition and long term goal is to become a Professional Woodturning Artist, to reach the dream of working for a living in a job that makes me feel valued, satisfied and challenged.
Mr Lee Robert Sneddon
Area Covered: Artistic and Creative Woodturning, Sculpture and Craft