Hugh Leishman, lives in West Yorkshire and works as a self-employed craftsman in his small woodturning and carving workshop. He makes bowls, dishes, chopping boards, bakers peels, spoons and other wooden objects that are designed to be used. Working mainly in British hardwoods and finishing his work with “food-safe” oils. He has been a maker for over 30 years. Hugh aims to make beautiful, simple, pure, objects that will enrich everyday life and be accessible to everyone. This is very hard and takes a very long time – very occasionally, he catches a glimpse of what he’s aiming for!