Ross Elliott who is based in Teesdale, followed in his grandfather's footsteps and began turning wood over 13 years ago.
He explains: 'my granda taught me the basics and I took it from there.'
Ross takes several months to turn pieces from both native timbers and exotic hardwoods which are sourced from specialist suppliers. He first turns the wood when it is green and then leaves it to dry and season for up to six months before he completes it. Each piece is then finished with a protective coating.