Talhah took up woodturning when he joined Axminster Tools & Machinery’s High Wycombe store in 2016. He proved to be a natural on the lathe and was keen to learn more of the craft. The High Wycombe store’s Turning Tuesday Club gave Talhah a good grounding and at these sessions he learnt to turn beads and coves on a spindle. A course at the Sittingbourne Skill Centre turning bowls and platters soon followed, allowing Talhah to consolidate his skills. He is now a regular demonstrator at the High Wycombe store, turning bowls, platters, vases and pens using acrylic or resin blanks. Talhah will be demonstrating woodturning at the Oxo Gallery from 8-10 May.