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Paul Coker

Go to: Paul Coker's website

Paul Coker is one of only a select few of full time professional Ornamental and Rose Engine turners, of over 20 years. Inspired by the work and writings of the 17th, 18th, and 19th century Masters of Turnery, such as Marcus Heiden and Johann Eisenburg of Coburg (c.1630), Plumier, Bergeron and Holtzapffel.

He mainly produces bespoke orders for clients worldwide. Most of the bespoke pieces are held in private collections.

Paul Coker also restores pieces for museums and makes of complex chess, gaming pieces, small delicate items and large Gothic work.

He has been a member of the Register of Professional turners since 1987 and is a member of the Society of Ornamental Turners. He is also a Freeman of both the Worshipful Company of Turners and the City of London.

Paul Coker has won a number of turning medals from The Worshipful Company of Turners, including the 'Lady Gertrude Crawford' Gold medal and the 'Twentyman' Silver medal. These awards can only be given once to an individual and are for pieces of outstanding work.

This text is based on the 'Artisan' page of Paul Coker's website (16 Nov 2011).