Apiti's CREATIVE WOODWORK
29th December 2020.
Woodwork artist, Errol McKay, has recently passed away, but his partner Felicity continues to run the outlet shop in Apiti with support from Apiti local, Eric Brew.
Errol created many beautiful pieces for over 20 years. His love of woodwork extended back to his childhood when he was rarely seen without a piece of wood in his hands.
Errol used a variety of wood, including exotic species, such as Pine, Macrocarpa, Black walnut, Ash, Lombardi polar, Oak, Elm and Lawsoniana. He also used some native wood in his creations, such as black matai, rewarewa and swamp kauri.
He created clocks, mirrors, wooden eggs, coffee tables,
photo frames, bowls, wooden chains, candle holders,
birds and animals.
Magpies and tuis are favourites with customers.
Errol sourced the intricate clock movements from
Australia & USA.