Welcome to the world of Creamore Mill, creators of beautiful wooden products. With their traditional skills and timeless designs, we take a look behind the scenes at this family owned woodturning workshop.
Creamore Mill is located in rural Shropshire. From design and production to dispatch, they create a range of quality woodturned products, all under one roof. Their design ethos is one of function and longevity. Drawing inspiration from traditional tools and using combination of mechanised and hand finished skills, they transform carefully selected timber into simple, dependable pieces that are made to last.
Established in 1981 by John Buckland it was initially a much smaller operation, starting in a ten foot square former wash house with a handful of tools and a wood lathe. But it was here that many of the designs were developed that went on to become the focus of the business.
As it grew, the workshop needed more space. The business relocated to a former corn and wood mill called Creamore Mill. With a long history connected with woodturning it proved to be a fitting home. The mill was restored from a state of disrepair and its past association with woodworking and turning could once again continue.
The building had been a mill since 1851. It was established as a steam powered corn mill by Thomas Jebb, the son of a Whitchurch miller. Later it was taken over by former employee Henry Hinton and contained three pairs of French mill stones driven by a 12-horse power steam engine. During this time it not only milled flour, but was also used to machine timber. The milling probably continued into the 1960s, with the factory building being extended in 1961. Sometime after it became run down, until the 1980s when Creamore Mill was revived into the business we see today.
The mill sources seasoned or kilned timber from UK sawmills. The most common species in production are oak, beech and redwood. They are careful to select only species of timber that are widely available from sustainable sources, originating in well managed forests across Scandinavia, North America and Europe. Creamore Mill conforms to EUTR (EU timber regulations) and our suppliers are FSC and PEFC accredited.
Everything happens at the mill and this allows full control over the making process from start to finish. Woodturning is used to transform rough blocks of wood into its final form. Some pieces then go on to be hand finished, sanded or tumbled. Creamore Mill’s design and production is about celebrating wood and all these methods are sympathetic to the natural qualities of the timber.
We stock a variety of Creamore Mill products at Of Cabbages and Kings including Picture Hangers, Seed Collecting Kits, Paper Pot Presses and Oak Picture Ledges. Simple, functional and timeless designs for your home and garden.
source – creamore.co.uk