The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Working Studio
home of Master Wood turner
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,
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
4 Murdoch St, on State Highway 12, Dargaville,
Kauri Coast, Northland, New Zealand
Ph 00 64 9 439 4975
mobile 0274 489 652
The Visitor Information Centre, Dargaville, Kauri Coast, Northland
email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Kevin Friedrich President of the ( C I A )
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
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