www.thewoodturnersstudio.co.nz

 Welcome to

 The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Working Studio

 home of Master Wood turner

  Rick Taylor

we opened The Woodturners Kauri Gallery (our first gallery) in Rotorua in 1987

In 1992 we moved to Orewa and operated our home gallery for 5 years.

                    In 1997 we relocated to Dargaville  and built our present gallery and set up our first website.

            This is our updated version of our old website

                    we hope you enjoy  exploring our new website                                                       

100% New Zealand grown Ancient Kauri

100% harvested from swamp land here on the Kauri Coast, Northland,

New Zealand

100% created here in New Zealand in to stunning pieces

100% New Zealand owned gallery/studio

Only the very best workmanship, design and coloured grains

you wont be disappointed

for real New Zealand made visit us at the studio.

All prices are shown in New Zealand dollars and include the gst (tax) of 15% which is deducted if we post your purchase to an address out of New Zealand

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                                      4 Murdoch St, on State Highway 12, Dargaville, 

                                     Kauri Coast, Northland, New Zealand

                                          Ph 00 64 9 439 4975

                                            mobile 0274 489 652

                                       email kauri4u@xtra.co.nz  

                                www.thewoodturnersstudio.co.nz

                                                                                                      

The Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville, Kauri Coast, Northland

email kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz    www.kauriinfocentre.co.nz

Ph 09 439 4975

adjacent to The Woodturners Kauri Gallery

one stop to book accommodation, tours, coach travel and to get free advice and maps, what to see and do on the Kauri Coast region of Northland

                                         

                                                               

 

RICK HAS DESIGNED WOODTURNED HATS AS FAR BACK AS 1986

AND NOW WOODTURNED HATS ARE "OLD HAT"

 ALL HIS HATS HAVE RECEIVED AWARDS

The object of this website is to give you an insight in to woodturning in New Zealand
 as well as a little about Rick Taylor and the wonderful pieces in his gallery that you can purchase.      We are open most days

 

If you are making a special trip to visit us please check first to make sure we will be open

cellphone 0274 489 652 

 We may be down in the kauri swamp getting more wood or  demonstrating at a club or seminar.

We offer 1 day or longer individual woodturning tuition here at our gallery.

  Book in for your day now - see  our tuition page 

Turn some of our ancient kauri wood, learn some of Rick's "new wave" turning techniques, see and purchase his special  woodturning tools (only available from us) and get inspired by what you see.

We will show you some of the kauri pieces in his gallery, how the kauri is recovered from local swamplands, beautiful kauri bowls, magnificent kauri hollow pots, stunning kauri platters, kauri lidded treasure boxes, kauri pens etc all hand made by Rick. 

Check out the gallery pages for bowls, platters, clocks pens, tool pages etc.  

You can purchase directly from us.   


All prices shown are in New Zealand dollars - we can convert to your currency and the tax of 15%  is deducted if we post your purchase to an address out of New Zealand

Rick has created these wonderful carvings -  the whale tail. and the stingray from ancient fiddleback grained kauri. Swamp test age 3860 years buried kauri and wonderful colours.  

 

 

                        

    

                 

                      

                     

 AWARD 1st prize to the   ancient kauri lidded treasure boxes 2  

        1 one cut from the other                                                                     SOLD

        Taranaki woodcraft festival 2009

 

Matariki Competition and Exhibition Matakohe 2011

 

COMMISSIONED TO HAND CRAFT FROM ANCIENT KAURI

CONDUCTORS BATONS

Kevin Friedrich President of the ( C I A )  

Conductor Batons 

hand crafted by Master craftsman Rick Taylor

To  Conductor Joan C. Sommers of Kansas city USA

And Gary Daverne Conductor from Auckland New Zealand

At the World Accordion Orchestra Concert in Dargaville 30th August 2009

                                   

Joan C Sommers and Gary Daverne with the presented Batons

Artist Rick Taylor:

 

Rick has been woodturning for over 30 years and invites you to share his love of woodturning.

You will see the many colours and grains of the Ancient Kauri wood featured in the turned pieces shown in our gallery. 

 We can now offer some of our wonderful ancient kauri to other woodturners and woodworkers.

 

We can ship/post  your purchases home. Overseas visitors can get the GST (tax) of 15% off the purchase price. This helps towards the postage costs.

For fellow woodturners we offer information on woodturning tools available at our studio (we can post worldwide). 

This is individual tuition for 1 day or longer. Use Rick's tools, learn his "new wave" methods and have some fun as well.

  Learn how to enjoy your woodturning.

Check the TODAYS NEWS page for demonstration/workshops happening soon  and book your place for a workshop with Rick.

 Rick is also available for club seminars, workshops and shows.  Group visits are welcome but please tell us your group is coming as Rick may be down in the swamp getting more kauri, or fishing or out and about and you don't want to miss seeing him in action on the woodlathe!

We hope you enjoy our site - remembering that Rick is the woodturner and Sue looks after the Gallery and we are just learning about the art of making our website.        Your comments are most welcome. 
Tell us if you want more information/photos etc on this site. 

Thanks, Sue and Rick Taylor

We try to be open most days but check with us if you are making a special trip to see us   


The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Working Studio

4 Murdoch St, Dargaville  Northland   New Zealand

email   kauri4u@xtra.co.nz

phone us (00 64)  9 439 4975  or cellphone 0274 489 652

 

                            

                           

                        PARKING LEFT HAND SIDE / NORTH TO THE KAURI FOREST 

PARKING AT THE STUDIO

                     GOOD PARKING BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD FROM THE NORTH AND FROM THE SOUTH  RIGHT OUTSIDE   

                                 OUR STUDIO GALLERY & VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE  AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTOS.

                                               SO YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME ON IN AND LEARN

                                    ABOUT THE ANCIENT KAURI FORESTS THAT WE DIG FROM UNDER GROUND OR GET YOUR INFORMATION

                

Dargaville Park Over for self contained motorhomes rvs and campervan

71 River Road, Dargaville  - mobile 0274 489 652

NZ$15 per van per night - power extra $3 if required

special deal  - stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights 

you can stay for only 1 night or longer

email kauriinfo@xtra.co.nz