Anthony Bryant

Maker's story

Anthony Bryant is internationally recognised for his work in 'green' woodturning. Working from his studio in Cornwall, Anthony creates work which stretches the potential of the material to its limits, both in scale and its breathtaking thinness. His thin walled green-turned wood pots showcase the technique he has developed since he began woodturning at the age of 13, with many pieces so fine the light shines through.


Anthony turns his pieces, using his own hand-made tools, over the space of a few days whilst the wood is green and still full of sap. During the drying process the material warps into its eventual shape. Anthony only uses English wood, such as an oak or ash, for their unique aesthetic and materiality. He has concentrated on honing very thin-walled pieces using green timber which is softer and lends itself best to turning thin.