“My name is Gianni Deidda and I was born in Sardinia. I have spent the majority of my life living here in England with my wife, Diane.

Although I worked for many years in the plastics industry, I have always held a passion for creating things from wood. As a young boy I made many items using a hand held fretsaw and about 16 years ago I started creating pieces using a scroll saw machine. I am constantly trying new ideas & create a variety of wooden products, both functional & decorative. I use mainly English woods which I source locally but I also utilise recycled timber wherever possible.

I am passionate about handmade crafts & often hold demonstrations to promote this craft & show what can be created from a simple piece of wood. I am keen to pass on my knowledge & skills to anyone who may be interested to learn & hope to hold workshops in the future.”

www.woodenartandcrafts.co.uk