After 30 years in engineering, Peter
Moors wanted a change from working in an office. He had been helping a friend at weekends
in the woods who encouraged him to change direction and work with his friend making
hurdles in the woods. Five years ago he started his own business making hurdles, rustic
plant supports, benches, tables and chairs. He also restarted his boyhood hobby
woodturning wooden bowls using timber sourced from the woods where he works. As well as
teaching at the Springhead
Trust and Crumpets Farm, Peter has exhibited
at Walford Mill, Artsreach Art of Craft
and in Dorset Arts Week.
Peter works locally coppicing and thinning to restore neglected
woodland to management. Dorsets woodlands have been managed in this way for
centuries and provide sustainable materials for his work as well as a sustainable habitat
for the indigenous flora and fauna. Peter believes Dorsets woodlands are beautiful
and inspiring places and as such are worthy of protection. Four years ago he joined the Dorset Coppice Group, an organisation
created to secure the businesses of its members and educate the public, students and
schoolchildren about the importance of local woodlands for employment and recreation. He
is now a member of the board of directors of the group.
As well as his usual range of products he makes one off pieces and is
happy to take on commissions.
Shalimar Designs' products are manufactured from sustainable materials
obtained from well managed local woodland sources.
To discuss your requirements, you can contact Peter by clicking here.