Ryedale Woodturners


Gordon Malan

Gordon Malan

Gordon Malan, pgmalan@biotech-is.co.uk , took on the responsibility as chairman of Ryedale Woodturners in 2015.
He started turning in 2006, learning to turn at the Snainton Woodworking Supplies weekly evening class, tutored by Terry Taylor, Rob Thompson and Graham Harker.

Involuted candle stick

Gordon has learned much from many other amateur and professional turners, and from several courses organised by the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB), summaries of which have been published in the AWGB magazine, Revolutions.

He is a purely hobby turner and specialises in winged bowls, but he likes to try his hand at different types of project as well. Some of his pieces have won prizes at several local Agricultural Shows over the years.


A few pieces

Winged bowls Winged walnut bowl

A winged, lidded bowl in walnut. First prize at Malton Show 2015 and Best in Handicraft Section. Also first at Driffield Show.

Winged bowl

An off centre winged bowl which Gordon exhibited at the June 2015 club competition.

Winged bowl

Flight of Fancy - this took third prize at the Driffield show in 2014

Manta Ray bowl

Manta Ray bowl - exhibited at Driffield Show in 2014