Mick Hanbury was born in Cyprus, the son of a soldier, and travelled around Europe for most of his childhood. He spent a lot of time in Germany, is fluent in German and can also teach in German.

He started his career as a cabinet maker where he made all manner of artefacts. Around 25 years ago, Mick took to woodturning and since then has grown in stature to be one of the finest artistic turners in the world.

Mick demonstrates at local and national shows in England, USA, Germany, and Ireland and at woodturning clubs throughout the UK.

Mick used to be the resident tutor at Doncaster College teaching Open College Network levels 1-3 to mature students. Mick now teaches his specialised woodturning and embellishing techniques in his workshop in Lincolnshire, as well as at Turners Retreat in Nottinghamshire.

You can view photographs of Mick’s work in the online gallery.

If you would like Mick to demonstrate at your woodturning club or at a show, please get in touch to discuss dates and availability.

Interested in learning from Mick? Get in touch for dates, prices and availability or visit the Turners Retreat website to see the Courses available.

If you admire Mick’s work and would like him to create something unique for you, he does accept commissions. Please get in touch to discuss your needs for Mick to provide you with a quote.