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Turned in Woodcraft



This website focuses on showcasing and selling the woodcraft work of Neil Joynt, master wood turner. The Collection page displays an overview of his work and the Gallery page presents current pieces available for purchase. In addition to the Neil Joynt Collection, Turned In Woodcraft also features collections by guest artists from the wood working community within New Zealand.


Neil Joynt is a self-taught wood artist from Tokoroa, New Zealand. His creative practice traces back to his late teens when he worked with copper and brass to make jewellery. Today Neil works as a wood turner. He is deeply inspired by the naturally occurring patterns of wood grain and revealing the hidden beauty within a piece of timber.

Neil regularly enters wood turning competitions and has been the recipient of numerous prizes. It is Neil’s particular approach of combining form and elaborate embellishment that gives his work its unique aesthetic. He uses pyrography and inlays to carve intricate patterns into the surfaces of turned forms. His patterns, which are intuitively designed, are often influenced by cultural patterns from other places, particularly the South Pacific. He works with both turquoise and copper to make inlays, materials that echo back to his early beginnings as a jeweller.

Neil has been invited to demonstrate his technique at national woodcraft conventions and he often teaches at his local wood turning guild in the South Waikato. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and encouraging others to find their own unique style.

Neil's work has been purchased by people locally, nationally and from abroad wanting to own and appreciate a distinctive piece of New Zealand woodcraft. Neil's work is on display at the artist cooperative in Tirau, New Zealand "Art on Main". Neil is a member of "NAW" the New Zealand Association of Wood Turners, a member of the American Association of WoodTurners, and an active member of the international group "WOW", World of WoodTurners.




If you would like more information about any of the work on this site please feel free to contact us via the form. 

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