Hi. I'm Troy.

Being a builder by trade, and through Wood Work at school, I have always had a passion for Wood Work. In 2008 I had rock climbing accident which left me paralysed and once I had recovered a friend introduced me to wood turning - I haven't looked back since. I turn functional and artistic pieces and enjoy playing with texture and colour.

 

Wood turning in my wheelchair does have its limitations, but I have adapted & progressed over the years and have found different ways to work around certain issues. I like to demonstrate and I feel that some of the things I have adapted for myself, can also help people of different capabilities.

 

We are only limited by our imaginations and I believe you can do anything you put your mind to it. 

 

None of us are getting younger!

Awards 

 

Royal Easter Show 2019

1st Place- Natural Edge

1st Place - Plates & Platters

2nd Place - Plates & Platters

2nd Place - Domestic Ware

2nd Place - Plain Bowl

3rd Place - Plain Bowl

3rd Place - Decorated Bowl

3rd Place - Lidded Boxes

3rd Place - Ornamental

3rd Place - Small Item

      Merit - Hollow forms/ Vases

**Best Overall Woodcrafter in Show**

Franklin Arts Festival 2018

1st Place - Woodcraft Traditional

1st Place - Open Artistic

 

Royal Easter Show 2018

1st Place​  - Natural Edge Bowl

2nd Place - Small 

2nd Place -Plates & Platters

3rd place - Plain Bowls

3rd place - Hollow Forms/ Vases

      Merit - Decorated Bowls

Franklin Arts Festival 2017

3rd Place - Open Artistic

Royal Easter Show 2017

2nd Place​ - Natural

2nd Place - Hollow Forms/ Vases

 4th place - Plain Bowls

Manawatu Open Day 2016

Best in show

South Auckland Participation 2015

1st Place - Best Overall

 © 2019 by Troy Grimwood

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