Max Carey was a proficient woodturner for 70 years, providing encouragement and advice to would be turners over the decades. Always keen to develop new talent he provided the right solution to any problem. His own natural ability together with creative and artistic flare enabled him to tutor both new and experienced turners alike.

Max’s vision led him to create the ‘Mill’, a former joinery shop which had been unused for many years. Initially he invited members of the Avon and Bristol Woodturners to use his workshop, providing a focal point for new and experienced turners to meet, learn and develop their skills in the art of woodturning.

The Max Carey Woodturning Trust was formed to enable the facilities at the Mill to be available for the benefit of future generations of woodturners.