Jason started working with wood from a young age and started a carpenter and joinery apprenticeship straight after school in Colchester Essex, which is where he first started woodturning. He finished his apprenticeship with City and Guilds but after ten years as a carpenter he had an accident where he fell through a roof and fractured his spine in four places which left him needing to use a wheelchair. Not wanting to give up working with wood Jason started woodturning and taught himself to turn sitting down. Doing this gave him a reason to keep waking up and pushing forward and woodturning became a type of therapy, helping him to block out the pain and a place to go where everything felt normal. Jason started working with wood and resin and arrived at a different way of pouring resin so that it is more like painting with the wood and resin to create planets, space and oceans. This technique gave him more creative license as well as helping to use smaller pieces of wood.
“You can achieve more effects with the resin with the different ways of pouring it, if you want a certain pattern in the resin you have to pour it in a different ways and slowly moving the resin around”
- Winner of Turners’ Award at Cockpit 2020
Jubilee fun at Summer Festival
with thanks to the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
Spotlight on Alicia Rowbotham
Spotlight on Jason Lock
Turners Award recipient shares the impact of the support.
Loewe Craft Prize 2022
Sculptor in wood Eleanor Lakelin is a finalist for the 2022 edition of the prestigious international Loewe Foundation Craft Prize.