Michael Sinclair Woodturner is a small business owned and run by husband and wife team, Michael and Sara Sinclair.
Born in Orkney, Michael spent his younger years in the heart of the Highlands of Scotland and returned to Orkney at the age of 16 to pursue his desire to work at sea. He then spent 35 years doing exactly that, on ferries, fishing boats and then on the tugs working in Scapa Flow. Self-taught Michael has been turning for over 25 years, with shift patterns allowing him ample time to develop various skills and techniques.
After purchasing a piece of ground, in the heart of Neolithic Orkney, they built a house, gallery and workshop. A wet area was developed into a large pond. Trees and shrubs were planted to help create natural habitats for wild life. The opportunity arose for Michael to enjoy his more creative side and develop the wood turning in to a full time business.