Dave Curran - Wood turner
I started woodturning in the early 90’s, at the age of 12, studying under the late Peter Vince. I continued to hone my skills and completed my certificate 3 in carpentry and joinery. During my apprenticeship I was awarded “apprentice of the year” on two occasions. I became a qualified carpenter doing kitchens and general renovations. However, after a severe motorcycle accident, my tools sat idle for many years. About three years ago I decided I wanted to “have another go, and make this work”. Having watched my mother selling books at the South Arm Sunday market I started wood turning again and started selling through the market. Whilst at the market I was approached by an Artefacts member and was asked if I was interested in having a chat with them about joining them. I have to say this was all a bit scary for me, but I was delighted when they accepted me to be part of their team.
My dream is to be able to become a valued member of Artefacts and the Salamanca Arts Centre. I want to continue to learn, and create beautiful pieces out of Tasmanian wood.
Hobart, March 2018