Charlie Turner has always held a passion for working with wood and from early childhood he enjoyed designing and making furniture. Initially, however, Charlie worked as a film producer and spent several years in the States and London. The desire to be creative and get back to working with his hands was never far from Charlie's mind and having left London he embarked on renovating and refurbishing period properties. Having successfully completed several house renovations Charlie received commissions for cabinetmaking work and his skills became increasingly in demand. Projects included kitchen and furniture designs and bespoke interiors.
Whilst the cabinetmaking business was thriving Charlie made the difficult decision to change the direction of his work following a serious back injury and subsequent surgery. Having found a small clock-making business for sale in Cornwall, Charlie and his family moved to the West Country and took over Broad and Turner in 2000. The clocks produced were mostly traditional in design and Charlie wanted to inject some fresh inspiration into the business. Dedicating his time to studying the technology of horology and working on innovative contemporary clock designs the Charlie Turner collection was officially launched in the summer of 2011.
Charlie's contemporary clock designs reflect the environment in which he lives, the changing moods of the sea, the abundance of natural light and the natural beauty of the wood.
Charlie's inspirational designs are now available to both view and purchase at the Alicia Mai gallery in Redbrick.