Angus Clyne is a woodturner living and working in rural Perthshire, producing wooden vessels and sculptures using native woods from his workshop and showroom in Murthly. His work is regularly exhibited with Eduardo Alessandro Studios and galleries throughout the UK.
I was brought up on the North West coast of Scotland and initially studied Fine Art at Carlisle College of Art. Unsure of my direction, I left college early and spent several years travelling abroad doing various jobs along the way including; joiner/carpenter, professional busker, fisherman and running my own restaurant. Angus returned to original interests in the arts, combining it with a long family tradition of woodworking, becoming a professional woodturner in 1998. Self taught, he has developed his own tools and techniques along the way to achieve unique results. The wood is all locally sourced from windblown or dead trees. Over the years I have concentrated on making bowls and vases which often focused on large thin walled vessel’s, which give priority to form and the natural grain of the wood. My work today has become more design orientated and is often carved, distressed and burnt, incorporating other materials including reclaimed wood, metals and acrylics. By combining the inspiration I get from my local surroundings with the work I produce, I am continually seeking new and original ways to make a connection between myself, my experiences, and the wood. As well as regularly selling through Scottish Galleries, my work has been included in many significant exhibitions over the years. I have a piece of work in the permanent crafts collection at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead and exhibited at the Scottish Parliament. I was also chosen to exhibit at the G8 Summit at Gleneagles in 2005.