Paul Presents

Paul Presents is local interviews, with people from the West Berkshire Community. Paul has been broadcasting for over 40 years and despite the challenges being disabled may cause, he has continued his love of broadcasting and produces a popular weekly podcast. People from across West Berkshire have shared their memories and achievements within the West Berkshire Community- something we can all be proud of as a community together.

Love Heartwood creates handmade wooden gifts, toys and homeware for eco conscious families who want to live in a more meaningful way.

Designed and handmade by Liz Pearson on her woodturning lathe, every piece is a unique celebration of our connection with nature and each other.

As well as creating her own products, Liz also accepts commissions, runs a wooden toy repair service and gives beginner’s woodturning lessons

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Liz Pearson is a woodturner based in rural West Berkshire.

Her work is inspired by, and created from, the beautiful local woodlands.

The traditional process of turning everyday objects from locally sourced timber is very rewarding and a little bit magical.

Because of her deep passion for preserving the environment she only works with sustainable natural materials.

From these she creates toys, gifts and home wares that provide a tangible connection to the natural world.

My work is characterised by its simple forms, celebration of natural materials and an emphasis on tactility.

Her story

Turning’s her second career.

She left a successful 10 year primary teaching career to study Product Design at Central St. Martin’s in London.

It was amazing to be  at one of the top creative art & design colleges in the country and it was there that she fell in love with turning.

As the wood spins and the tool cuts the material becomes fluid.

Watching the transformation is magical and controlling it makes you the magician.

When she graduated in 2008 she vowed to get my own lathe.

Life of course, getting in the way meant that didn’t happen until the summer of 2013, when she finally took delivery of her very own lathe the day before my wedding.

Her husband-to-be joked they’d be setting it up on their honeymoon.

He wasn’t laughing for long though as that’s pretty much what happened.

She is continually working to improve her turning skills and gain greater control over her material.

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