David has been working with wood since the age of 10. Through high school he excelled in his ability in woodwork and upon leaving school, embarked on a career in Engineering Patternmaking.
This trade involved making patterns and models with a high degree of accuracy, out of timber. After a number of years in the trade, the calling of creativity became too strong and David turned to wood turning professionally, making pieces creatively from wood with the expertise learnt from his trade.
Creativity is a life-long adventure, where David uses inspiration drawn from the beauty of nature to create beautiful fine wood turned homewares, depending on these learnings to perfect elements of design.
David currently runs a gallery in Coffs Harbour, the third gallery that he has owned. Wood we Create Gallery is not only a place where high quality timber giftware can be purchased along with ‘one off’ artistic pieces, but is also a place to explore what is involved in wood turning and understand the stories of the locally sourced timber David uses. David’s passion extends past creativity to a principle of sharing skills and knowledge through lessons and through capturing a client’s thoughts to create individual pieces. His understanding of the value and ability of this amazing medium is shown in each piece that is created.
David has made commission pieces for local governments, famous authors and international city representatives. Some of his pieces now reside in private collections all around the world, while others have been featured in chic magazines such as‘ Country Looks’. The commonality is the adoration they enjoy from the owner for a lifetime.
David has taken his interest from childhood, coupled it with precision trade skills, and using his creativity and passion produces high quality timber pieces, that will be enjoyed for generations.
David Barden Wood we Create Gallery, 191 Lindsays Rd, Boambee NSW 2450